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During our last few weeks here, Kathryn asked Benoit, Nicolas, Laurent, and me to give a presentation about the research we had done this summer. We presented our work to a group of Kathryn and Calvin's students. Below is my Power Point presentation, both in PDF and Power Point format. I used three animations in the presentation, all made by Steve Blackburn. Also below, I included extra notes to accompany each slide. It was helpful for me to write out the notes because it gave me more of an idea of what I wanted to say in my talk.

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Final Presentation

Presentation - pdf format

Presentation - power point format

Notes For Presentation

Cliffnotes - pdf format

Cliffnotes - word format

Looking Back on My DMP Experience

In one word...awesome (in the truest sense of the word). Through the DMP, I gained insight into what graduate school is really like. I would not have known what to expect, even if I had stayed at Bucknell to do research over the summer (my school is not really a "research university"). I was given the chance to work on a project and to apply what I had learned in school thus far.

I also had the chance to live in a completely different environment (not to mention a completely different part of the country) for 10 weeks. It's not very often that a person is given that kind of chance. And because of it, I found that I really like Austin and could see myself coming here to school and possibly even to live. And finally, I met some really great people (so much so that I don't want to leave!). I am so thankful that I was given and took this chance. It is truly an amazing experience and (especially if your project works) a rewarding experience as well .

What Happens Now?

I guess as the saying goes "all good things come to an end." On Sunday August 25, I'll be heading back to Bucknell University to finish my senior year. Because of my DMP experience, I want to work on an honors thesis. I still don't know whether I want to come to graduate school or find a job after graduation. If I do decide to come to graduate school, I plan on applying to UT either for computer science or electrical and computer engineering.