pyrocide

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pyrocide last won the day on March 3 2014

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About pyrocide

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    Double Shot

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Boston
  • Interests
    PoC Diagnostic tools (infectious diseases), Long distance running, and tiny racecars.
  • Application Season
    Already Attending
  • Program
    Molec, Cell, Biochem PhD

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  1. How did I get here?

  2. NSF GRFP 2014-2015

    yeah, the offsite chat. directions in Monochrome Spring's signature
  3. NSF GRFP 2014-2015

    Staying up for the grfp is like waiting for christmas morning, but you're old enough to realize that the shiny box waiting for you underneath that sparkly tree is most likely gonna be a 6pack of itchy beige crew socks.
  4. NSF GRFP 2014-2015

    Fastlane is downnnn. Is it really happening?!?!?!!!
  5. NSF GRFP 2014-2015

    If the list is posted online beforehand, how long does it take the emails to go out after that initial reveal? Also, thanks to the vets for answering the calls of our anxiety and inexperience. You make our wait at least a bit more tolerable.
  6. Left after the grad app wait, came back for the GRFP. GradCafe whyyyyyyyyy #AcademiaProblems

  7. According to this list, I was the nerdiest kid in school. *the math team --> President *Chess team --> President *band geek --> Jazz, marching, Pit and Pep Band. I was like, the queen of band. *took all AP/IB classes --> Quite a few, couldn't take as many since they interfered with my arty things (AP art/Jazz band). Also, UG wouldn't take any of them *did research --> no *tutored --> no *spent summers interning --> no *involved in academic extracurriculars --> Hah, there was an NHS club thing, but I was not interested. *competed in a Spelling Bee --> ..in grade school? *spent years studying for the SAT/ACT --> Nope. Coasted it. *dreamed about getting into college --> Yes *dreamed about getting into grad school --> Yes *took college classes --> kinda, took summer classes designed for HS students at a Top 5 *took classes for college credit --> same as above, but they didn't transfer to my UG. *studied a few hours every day --> No, Coasted *studied on weekends --> nope *anything else I haven't though of --> Helped found the Art club. 4 years of cross country and track. Iunno, I never really identified with the nerd/geek label. There were things the cool kids did and then there were things I liked to do, and I chose to do the things I liked. Worked out well in the end.
  8. Going to visit Boston in a few weeks. I could be doing productive things like looking at apartments in the area or visiting friends, but instead I'm just super stoked about getting a BU hoodie.

    1. 123hardasABC

      123hardasABC

      I understand your priorities, haha.

    2. DeafAudi

      DeafAudi

      haha, I second the above poster! I wanted to get a hoodie from my school so badly but I live out of province and the shipping is $15 :(.

    3. gk210

      gk210

      aww man i'm not flying out till july. bring me back a BU sweater pyro! lol

  9. What is your guilty pleasure?

    Linkin Park and Korn. JUDGE AWAY I REGRET NOTHING
  10. BU Unofficial Waitlist?

    I second on calling. I had to call a few times but once I got a hold of the program coordinator she was very nice and extraordinarily helpful. PM me if you need help finding her contact info.
  11. Off-site grad chat

    1. go to Mibbit URL listed above 2. in the middle blue box, to the right of the connect menu, there are three buttons: server | auth | Charset. Press server. 3. Type this into the three fields-- server: irc.rizon.net Nick: whatever you wanna be called Channel: #gradchat
  12. What's the average undergrad GPA like in your uni?

    Haaa. Relevant: http://www.whatwouldmymitgrade.be/%20(and so is this: http://www.whatwouldmyharvardgrade.be/%20) Those 4 years are rough. Average MIT GPA is 4.2/5 (~3.1/4). My GPA was lower end (3.9/5 or 2.9/4), and an MIT stamp isn't a free ticket into grad school. I got in during my first app season but I also had 2.5 years of full-time research as a tech (flipped the rat in 2011). I assume that a UG's reputation can pull a lot of weight, but a recent MIT grad with a burnt out GPA is still a burnt out grad. I wouldn't doubt it in the slightest if adcomms favored someone with high honors and a stellar GPA from a lesser-known program over an MIT kid with a tanked GPA and few/no recognized academic achievements.
  13. favorite canvas shoes

    This thread has made me bring out my ratty grey converse flats from the closet. I forgot how comfy they are.
  14. Boston University Bioinformatics PhD

    I'm going to BU for MCBB, which is the interdisciplinary program that has bioinformatics as a sect. I'm lean more towards the molec bio side of things, but it's still cool to see people I might be taking classes with. Sup dood!
  15. I knew the wait for a decision was going to be bad. Thinking the wait until August might actually be worse. Back to school, back to school!

    1. justinmcummings

      justinmcummings

      it's worse if you graduated last December :-|

    2. pyrocide

      pyrocide

      I graduated back in June 2011, so I know the feel. :P

    3. justinmcummings

      justinmcummings

      Dang, I've been hesitant to interview for jobs because it would look bad if I got in and left after 2-3 months