My experience in this international REU 2019 program started from when I applied until the day I returned to Chile. It was an experience that I will never forget. It completely changed my way of thinking, my perspective of engineering and research sciences.
I remember that the application process meant an intense process for the visa and in a blink of an eye, I was already at Texas Tech University.
My very first meetings to start my research experience, there were 14 students from around the world. Everyone with different research areas, extremely intelligent people with a lot of skills in their respective fields.
At the beginning, it was quite intimidating to face such a competitive and high-level educational system. Fourtenetely, as the days and work progressed, I realized that it was only a matter of attitude and perseverance to achieve each task, with all the support and assistance from TTU. Even if I worked long hours, every minute in front of the computer and each meeting with the work-team was worth it.
"Dare to dream and reach for the stars in all you do. Always believe in yourself” words from Dr. Al Sacco.