SILCS 2011 Weeks 1 and 2
Posted on June 13, 2011
SILCS 2011 is nearly halfway over, and the students are working hard. As usual, the month has passed very quickly, and we're fast approaching our final symposium, where the students will present their work.
Everyone arrived on campus over Memorial Day weekend, where the weather was unseasonably warm for Massachusetts. As in the past, we visited Project Adventure and learned a lot about each other as we worked together on team goals. The day ended with a BBQ on the campus green.
The first week, Drs. Sam and Alex Vasquez (of Dartmouth College and Wheaton College, respectively) came to talk about their dual careers and balancing graduate school and family life. On Monday, June 6, Dr. Gillian Johns (of Oberlin College) came to talk about her own work. The students also visited Brown University's John Carter Brown Library and Boston University's English department and Gotlieb Research Center.
This week, we're looking forward to more lectures and trips, and are trying to stay warm after the heat wave suddenly turned into cold rain. Stay tuned!