Even though research is more demanding than many
of my classes at UCI, I find it the most enjoyable and rewarding
thing I've done so far. Even when I feel extremely frustrated because
my experiments were not producing results, I still feel incredibly
honored to be able to have exposure to "real-world" research.
I have the opportunity to explore nearly every facet of academia;
conducting experiments, attending conventions, reading research
journals, writing abstracts, preparing research papers, and observing
surgeries have all enhanced my education by revealing to me that
college is not all about texts and lectures.