Freshman Microbiology major Megan Perkins discovered her passion for research in Dr. Richard Hardy’s Biology lab.
“Finding that niche in September has given me a place to grow as a scientist and I think as a person in a lot of ways,” she says. “You learn a lot of qualities that are applicable outside of the lab: creative thinking, problem-solving, and patience. I have cells that are very slow-growing, so I have to wait for them to come up.”
The Louisville, Kentucky, native arrived in the College as a Direct Admit Scholar in Microbiology. Being a Direct Admit allowed her to connect with other students quickly, Perkins says.