“I thought [the UPOP intern] did an excellent job this summer. Once in lab, he worked independently, but he was not afraid to ask questions when he had them. He also integrated nicely into the lab"

Merck Pharmaceuticals 2015 summer supervisor

“I thought [the UPOP intern] did an excellent job this summer. Once in lab, he worked independently, but he was not afraid to ask questions when he had them. He also integrated nicely into the lab and I saw him chatting with other folks quite often about chemistry. We met formally on a weekly basis to discuss the project (both the data he had generated and the next set of reactions to set up), and met informally throughout the week as results were obtained. He did a really nice job putting together a poster for a summer intern poster session, and he did an excellent job delivering the poster during the session. I received lots of positive feedback from my colleagues. I was also impressed with his openness and honesty. Overall, I am really impressed with [the UPOP student] and I am glad that I got to mentor him this summer.” - Merck Pharmaceuticals 2015 summer supervisor