The American Junior Academy of Science: Starting the Party
Today, I, along with some of my peers: Ashish Chowdary, Chandru Sundarrajan, Aditya Vaidya and Anagha Krishnan, arrived in Washington DC for the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) Research Symposium as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference. We were invited to this conference as Lifetime Fellows of AJAS because of our success at the TJAS Research Competition this past October where we each won first place in our respective categories. Over the next few days, we will present our research projects to scientists and academics, visit a national research institute like the NASA Goddard Space Research Center or the National Institute of Health, take a bus tour of the rest of the District of Columbia, meet other students doing research from all over the country, and most of all, have a blast! It's going to be a very hectic couple of days, but we're super pumped to show off all of the hard work that we've put in to our individual projects.