Last week, the other JHU interns and I created presentations for a review meeting so others in the Life Science Technologies department at imec and in the Institute of Nanobiotechnology at JHU could learn about what we are working on. It was an enjoyable way to showcase my project and see what the other JHU interns were working on in the newer labs. At the end of the internship, I will also give a small presentation to my group at imec to show my work through the last two weeks.
On the weekends, I am continuing to travel to nearby areas of Europe. The last two weekends have included trips to France (Paris and Versailles) and England (London). My trip to France was generally short and rushed in order to fit in both Paris, Versailles, and the train rides there and back in only two days. I still did have the opportunity to visit the major tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Palace of Versailles. However, two days was not enough to see the less-touristy areas of Paris and gain a true understanding of the culture there.
The past weekend, I traveled to London with Chris Argento. We had a four-day weekend due to holidays in Belgium last week, so we had ample time to visit amazing attractions like the British Museum, Houses of Parliament, and Tower of London along with exploring various neighborhoods, parks, and restaurants. Of all the cities I visited, London had by far the best food and public transportation. The city was very comfortable and exciting at the same time – definitely a place I would go to again.
All that remains are two weeks at work and a trip to Prague. Then, this amazing program is over, and I have to find another reason to go back and live in Europe!
Michael Signorelli is a second-year Biomedical Engineering undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University
|A famous Full English Breakfast at Regency Cafe|
|View from the Eiffel Tower|
|The London Eye at night|