Today, I made a presentation about my study at Stanford University. I have been preparing this presentation for today since July. It was difficult for me to understand its details; however, I was able to explain about it. When I gave a presentation, I was nervous because there were two researchers. After that, I was asked some questions from them. Also, I asked them questions to utilize their idea for my research. This experience was very helpful. I fully felt my lack of knowledge through this opportunity. When I return, I want to examine about cancer and iPSC more. We had a dinner with Colin’s family. I enjoyed talking with Colin and his wife. After dinner, they gave us a life to the hotel. Finally, we listened to a lecture by Mr. Akama. I thought it’s important not to be afraid of making mistakes. (August 8 M.B)
Today, in Stanford University, I watched my members’ presentation about biology and mathematics. The content was very difficult. Then we visited the Stem Cell Center where they showed us around their laboratory. There were lots of very expensive machines and I thought it was very advanced. Unlike Japan, this place was suitable for people with kids. For lunch, we went to a Japanese restaurant called “Hokkaido”. I thought Japanese food would come out but most of the dishes were Chinese, so I was surprised. After that, we went to Intel. We were able to play with all the fun machines. There were many cute goods so I bought a sticker.
At night, we went to a restaurant for dinner. I thought it would be a BBQ but it was actually a BBQ restaurant. We went back to hotel by one of the mentors, Yuki’s car, and the roof was opened so I was surprised. We listened to a speech at night. Since it was in Japanese, I was able to understand it. In the last reflection time, Ms.Godwin cried. Because all teachers helped me, I was able to do my presentation well. When the reflection finished, I felt this studying program was finishing. Therefore, I felt sad and I wanted to stay here more. (August 8 S.H)
I made a presentation at Stanford University. Though two researchers came, I could not give my presentation properly and was ashamed of myself because I still didn’t understand one part of the paper. However, I gave my presentation. We were asked some questions by two researchers and I should have been able to answer although the answer wasn’t in the papers that we read. I had a valuable experience and making the presentation was very fun. We had dinner with Colin’s family and I enjoyed talking with his wife in the car on the way to the hotel. After having returned to the hotel, we enjoyed playing in the pool. After that, we listened to Mr. Akama’s lecture. It was in Japanese so I was able to understand deeply. I think that it was a good chance to reconsider my future. At last, we did the last reflection. I thought that I learned various things and my way of life has changed. (August 8 C.F)