I just got back from my 2week summer course at Vanderbilt University Summer Academy. Last year was only 1 week long and went by too fast. 2 weeks still was not enough but I was able to meet more people and had so much fun! This year I took a Statistics course and learned about creating data sets from research and analyzed the data using R code software. The coursework was intense but I managed to take a few pics of my 14 days at Vandy.
Campus living is fun and the dorms are pretty cool. They had community showers in the dorm that I stayed in but it it's not so bad. I have had awesome roommates 2 years in a row (fingers crossed for next year).
My favorite part is the food! It's not grandma's cooking but it's way better than most school food. Seconds and triples are not a problem. The pecan pie was best! I am such a foodie!!!
Last year I took a Neurology course and they had a part 2 this year but the class was too full when I registered. I chose Statistics instead since I like math. It was boring at first but it became interesting when we looked at how people lie with statistics and discussed how a lot of research is biased. At the end of the course we applied statistical analysis to our own research. I conducted research to see if social class affected the survival rate of passengers on the Titanic. I did 2 different projects. One was biased and the other was unbiased. The presentation was long so I won't go into all of it. Do you think social class mattered???
I enjoyed Vanderbilt as usual! Cant wait for next year!
This week I had Freshman Orientation to take a tour of campus and learn more about where I will be spending most of my time for the next few years. The excitement is overwhelming but I am ready to start this new adventure! I almost was unable to get my student ID because you have to have ID to get an ID lol. I told the lady I have no ID because I just finished middle school. The other students who were in line passed through quickly flashing their drivers license. She looked so confused and said that she didn't know what to do in my case. She had never heard of anyone attending college so early. Luckily we worked it out because I had a fresh twist out and I did not want to reschedule! Needless to say, I hope my drivers license picture in a few years turns out better because my picture did not turn out how I wanted it to AT ALL! I wish I could have used something like this... Got to love the SC filters!