I can’t believe winter break is over. My time spent on vacation flew by ridiculously fast, and now, I find myself back on campus, wondering where the last two weeks went – and getting excited about IAP :)
As Jenny mentioned in her entry, IAP 2010 is about to begin! People are doing all sorts of cool things: one of my floormates is studying abroad in Madrid, another is implementing a project in the Philippines, and yet another is in India, having clinched an externship there.
Though I won’t be traveling abroad like the aforementioned individuals, my first IAP still promises to be interesting. I’ll be taking the EMT class offered by MIT-EMS, through which I’ll learn about everything it takes to be an Emergency Medical Technician. The class is intense: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 6 pm (with a one hour break for lunch), and Friday, 9 am – 12 pm. The training consists of lectures, readings, and labs, designed to equip trainees with the knowledge and practice required to respond to any medical emergency. The class begins tomorrow; I’m pretty excited about it!
Aside from the EMT program, I’ll also be doing a little research in MIT’s Early Childhood Cognition Lab. One of the great things about doing research at the ECCL is that I can set my own hours, which allows me to work around EMT. Even better, I don’t need to know MATLAB, which is fantastic since I don’t know it anyway. I should probably become slightly more MATLAB-proficient soon…