Saturday, January 19, 2008

Interview with a Vampire -- errr, Chemist

Jacob got in to UIUC. They got back to him within two weeks and offered him a sweet deal. Plus they were his first choice anyway. Lets have an short interview with the future Illinois resident.

Book Stew: So, why was UIUC your first choice?
Jacob: because it was a good program in an area with reasonable cost of living.
BS: How good of a program?
J: They're ranked in the top ten overall in Chemistry in the country. They're the second highest ranked public university.
BS: Why did UIUC want you so bad?
J: Do you want me to brag about myself or what? To put it how [one of my professors] put it, "you want to go into Physical chemistry, you have research experience, you're qualified, and English is your native language."
BS: So there are a lot of international students that study chemistry?
J: Yes -- sciences in general. Half of my lab group is from China.
BS: What's that on your face?
J: Oh, a gash from my glasses on the bridge of my nose... it's from when I blocked a spike with my face in my volleyball class. Not recommended.
BS: Well that band-aid just adds to your nerdy appeal.

6 comments:

Anna said...

WOW! Congratulations! Midwest here you come! Or is the decision not final yet?

Doesn't look like a bad location either. Coincidentally, the town has 3 interstate highways, is "close" to 3 Temples (it is all relative), and it looks like there are 3 Walmarts. There would also be 3 people moving there from your family. Hmmmm... If three is your lucky number, I think this could be the place for you.

Alysa said...

Decision is final. :D Yay! We know where we're going! And the fact that we'll each have our own wal-mart only makes it better!

The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

Congrats! We are going to miss you at the SLTA parties though.
I have some friends that just graduated from there last summer. They really liked it there. So much so that they stayed in Chicago when he was done. Just want to give you a heads up though. Within a month of moving there for school, my friend was called as RS President. Be careful who you decide to talk to when you get there. Don't let the bishop know who you really are!!!

Hilary said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!

Abbie said...

Yay how fun for you guys!! I was excited when you announced it in Relief Society. I was waiting to hear where you would go. We're still waiting to hear back from the other schools but it's sure nice to have gotten an acceptance and also from a high ranked school.

Katie Smith said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I'm sure it will be an adventure. We'll definitely miss you here though.