What I wish was different
This NSF funded research experience has been absolutely wonderful, and to be honest, I don't have any major critiques. Dr. Tina Niemi ran the program seamlessly, I always felt prepared and in-the-know. If I ever had a question, Dr. Niemi (or any of the participating faculty), was prompt and thorough in response and genuinely took care to make sure that we were in sync. From international travel to living on an active copper mine for a month, I can't express enough how excellent communication between students and faculty ensued.