The Bug Geek

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Supervisor search happy dance

Just got off the phone with Dr. B.

He was holding a REALLY cool card close to his chest…he’s got a grant application going in, including a line item in the budget for a PhD student, to do work on insect populations/ecology/local knowledge and training etc. in the NORTH. Like, Nunavut, Yukon, Arctic.

AND (check this out) I’m the first student he’s mentioned this project to…

AND (check THIS out) he asked if he could put down my name as aforementioned PhD student.

Wow. The coolness is crazy. The hairs stood up on my arms when we were talking…this is a major, collaborative, multi-institutional, multi-regional, multidisciplinary project. Money would be no object.

He’s sending me the draft proposal to read…I think I’ll have to toddle over to The University and have a face to face after I’ve had a chance to look this stuff over.

Oh, and to top it all off, Dr. B seems like a really nice guy (bonus).

Excitedness abounds. I could be out of here in January, doing really, really, really cool stuff.

Yay!

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2 responses to “Supervisor search happy dance

  1. Rachel March 19, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    OMG, Crystal that’s so great! And here you were all worried about this and now their going to have to fight over you, lol. WooT!

  2. JML March 19, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    That’s awesome! You must be so excited! Keep updating us on the good news.

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