Thursday, April 14, 2011


We liked St. Louis! We already knew the med school was fantastic, but what we didn't realize is how much freaking money they have over there, and how much they're willing to give to students, for doing medicine abroad, financial aid, awesome sweatshirts, great food, etc. Aaron's in the running for an apply by invitation only full tuition merit would be extra awesome if he was to get that, and we didn't have to pay a dime for the $200,000 education he'd be receiving. I also got to hang out at the chemistry department and chat with a bunch of professors and grad students. There are a few professors whose research interests me, particularly this one guy who does a bunch of nanomaterials drug delivery stuff. Super cool. 

And! I got the decision deadline for grad school extended by a month until May 15th (instead of tomorrow, April 15th) so that we can wait and hear what financial aid Aaron gets at Penn and Wash U. Yay extensions!

In other great news we won $450 from the chemistry department awards banquet! I got the writing student of the year award and Aaron got the inorganic student of the year and senior of the year. Yay chemistry! We love you! When we're rich in 20 years, we'll donate money for a scholarship to pay that back.  

That's what we've been up to lately. Finals are next week, and we have to make up our minds soon about where we want to be living the next 4-5 years of our life. For someone who has a hard time choosing what to wear or what to cook, this is quite the dilemma.


Lyss said...

oh my heck Katie. You live the charmed life! Congrats on all your awards and good luck with that decision! You'll do the right thing! You always do. :) love you!

Naomi Martineau said...

So much fun! I would just like to say I called almost every single one of those senior awards, you guys are too stinkin' smart ;)

amanda/dave said...

Congrats! You guys are such a great couple! I hear you on the decision making (though we don't have to make quite that big of a decision...but you know, soon we'll have to figure out where we want to live/work).

St. Louis seemed pretty cool to me (well, we stopped by the arch)

Jody said...

what a super blessed and adorable couple! congrats, katie!

Laura C said...

Woohoo! Exciting!

Kimkidoni said...

Katie, you are so smart!! Congratulations!! And I am not surprised at all that you got that award. You and Aaron make an awesome couple.