Advanced Authentic Research

Opening Social A Big Success

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:52am

We had over 160 people attend our pilot year AAR social last night. Dr. Max McGee thanked the mentors, parents, and students who attended and spoke of his excitement about the role  AAR can play in helping students "prepare for jobs that don't exist yet". Dr. Jeong Choe spoke about AAR as a way for students to help find areas of passion for them, or to develop that passion if students already have an area of interest. Robert Cheung, a graduate of a similar program, and now an entrepreneur here in the bay area, spoke about the value of the program in helping students find areas of interest and relevance to them.

The evening also gave a chance for parents, students, mentors, and the AAR team to mingle. Throughout the night, a slideshow showed the students, their research area, and their mentor. The students played a game of Networking Bingo which gave them the chance to meet many different people they normally wouldn't interact with. Three lucky winners won small prizes for their efforts. Pictures from the event can be found using the following the link below.

We'd like to thank everyone who came to help give the program a great start.