The biggest way in which the Program has affected me was by showing me effective ways to communicate my thoughts and ideas with the people I work with without feeling embarrassed or as if I were imposing myself on others. It made me more a part of the team.
The STAR Program made going through my classes so much easier. I always knew that scientists collaborated but I always thought it was only at the end of their own independent work that they did. The program made me aware of the importance of teamwork, which helped carry me a long way in both my studies and my social life.