Program for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Entrepreneurship and Creative Achievement
EURECA 2013: 8th Annual Conference
"People for Progress: A Story of Commitment"
April 21-22, 2013 from 9 am to 6:30 pm
Students' reflections on EURECA
“The conference offers us the chance to explore new realms and challenges with the feeling that finally, our research outcomes can be shared with an audience and not die off, or be thrown in the computer recycle bin.”
“Although I have always believed in reform and I have always hoped to take part in
reforming my country, and, although I have taken part in a few conferences that support
reform, I believe that this conference has given me the opportunity to be part of reform
directly. I have always hoped for reform from far away, but now I am actively part of a
conference that discusses several ways of reforming Egypt.”
“During my three years as an AUC student, I have rarely, if ever, been, if one could say,
personally involved in a research project to the extent that I have been with this one. I
took a very conscious pleasure in the research process itself, letting myself often thereby be carried away by whatever would interest me along the way, reading an entire journal article when all that was needed was a page or paragraph, an entire book when all that was required was a chapter.”
“I think putting the student in front of people to present the work of the course makes the
student try to perfect in what he/she is doing. It is much more interesting as there is a
visible target that each student is aiming to reach.”
“One of the main traits that I discovered in myself as a result of this activity is that I am a
very active learner. I would like to apply what I learn to the real world. I may not
necessarily be totally responsible for implementing it, but at least I can participate or
contribute to its implementation.”
“Our papers are not just reports on “Reforms in Egypt,” but they are tools that we can use to add to the knowledge of other people who may attend the conference. Feeling that my work may add knowledge to the public is such a great motivator that encourages me to work harder.”
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