My favorite experience concerning my research
project was my tremendous feeling of accomplishment upon its completion.
The spring quarter of my junior year was a major crunch time for my
project. The data had just rolled in, due dates for the Excellence
in Research Program were coming fast, and the analysis of the data
had to be done ASAP. To make things worse, midterms loomed around
the corner! I truly cannot recall another time in my life where I
have felt so much pressure. With a great deal of luck and good fortune,
everything soon turned out to be fine, and the project was finally
complete. I would not have been able to finish a quality project if
not for the help of my ever-helpful lab mates. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank Dr. Ann K. Sakai, Dr. Stephen G. Weller,
Dr. Theresa M. Culley, Amy Dunbar-Wallis, and of course my fellow
lab students for all their help.