Sunday, June 15, 2008

Yippee, I've got a Science Degree

On May 25th, I received the fruit of my four years of effort at surviving Cornell - a piece of paper, a particularly special one that says "Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Research".

I simply can't effectively say how much I owe my success this far to the support of my family...

... the great times with my friends...

... and the mentorship of my wonderful advisors Wink, Charlie, and others.

It was a time of great celebration at Cornell. In fact, it was the only time I've seen the stadium so full, packed with 40,000 guests:

Four years gone, and a wide-open future awaits. I'll let you know when I figure out what to do with it.


  1. I, too, just graduated with a B.S. in Biology. Mine is an organismal concentration, from Portland State University.

    Congratulations, I know the work it took to pull that off.


  2. Congratulations to yourself as well! What do you plan on doing with your new degree?

  3. I'm going to teach.

    But it looks like I'm going to teach through my own project. I do have a resume in with a local alternative middle school.

    I'm going to start a sex-ed curriculum too though, so whichever catches on.

    I'm also staying in touch with Profs at the university to keep doing some form of field work. I worked on the Sea Lion situation at Bonneville Dam a bit, and may want to continue on with that.

    What about you?


  4. Very good Nick, I missed my graduation because I started a job a long ways away from the University--It is really neat to have the family get involved.

  5. Congrats and hope you continue with your studies and work with making this world a better place! HIGH FIVE!

  6. Bp - teaching's good. I have considered teaching before, but I don't think teaching below college level is really for me. I don't think I have much patience for kids. I'm ultimately looking to continue on an academic-track career, and probably end up as a professor in evolutionary biology so I can continue research and add a little bit of teaching in there too. Museum positions are also a possibility, as long as they include active field seasons and research goals. But thats a ways off, first its some time out of school and then grad work.

    Rick and Monarch - Thanks! I appreciate it.

  7. Congratulations! I cannot wait for mine...only a few more years. Will you be looking to go to grad school?