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PostSubject: Shad Valley 2010   Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:01 pm

Hey, helped out with one of the lectures of the Shad program today here at Mac, and it seems like a really cool program. It's amazing to see so many awesome kids excited about science -- and specifically in my presentation, cemented gravels, haha. Kinda wish that I had applied for it back when I was in high school.

Any Shad Valley 2010 students lurking around, who want to touch upon their experience?

Plus, I think a couple of the iSci 2014 students are Shad alum, for you guys, did Shad in any way influence your decision to come to McMaster -- or specifically iSci? If so, how?

Thanks guys, looking forward to feedback, as perhaps iSci and Shad could have some more formal connections in the future!
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PostSubject: Re: Shad Valley 2010   Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:45 am

Smile Sounds awesome!!! Sounds like you are having a great time Smile I am a Shad alum. Although I wasn't in Mcmaster for Shad Valley, I was in Dalhousie, but the idea are very similar between all campuses (i think).
So I would have to say Shad did influence my decision to come to Mcmaster, because Shad incorporates small group setting, LOTS of teamwork/ collaboration, love for science and many more (and I love those stuff). When I was applying to this program, the first thing that came up in my mind was the shad valley program, and that basically helped me to choose mac's iSci. I REALLY loved the way it was run, and iSci sounded somewhat alike. I would prefer to study in that kind of environment, than sitting with hundreds of other people in a huge lecture hall.
Also the shads motivated and helped me to go "outside the box/ boundary" and I learned how much we can move forward through collaboration.
...sorry if I sounded cheesy Razz Smile

p.s. OH MY GODD!!!! I am soooooo jealous!! You get to work with the shads!!!!!! XD
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