Updated: Jul 5, 2018
Q: What is your name, year, and concentration? What HSURV program are you in?
A: Hi guys! My name is Serina Hu, and I'm a rising sophomore concentrating in mathematics with a secondary in either classics or computer science. This summer, I'm conducting research under Professor Joe Harris in the PRISE program.
Q: Describe your research in a few sentences.
A: My research is an independent reading project regarding representation theory of lie groups and algebras.
Q: Why did you apply to be in HSURV?
A: I knew that I wanted to do research this summer, and some of my upperclassmen friends told me how great their HSURV experience was. I also wanted to get closer to the faculty in the mathematics department ... they're not as intimidating as I thought.
Q: How has your summer been so far?
A: It's been really fun and relaxing! I don't have to worry about PSETs, assignments, and assessments. I really like the fact that we can choose our own activities and get funding for them.
Q: What is something you have learned during the summer?
A: I have learned that professors are actually approachable, nice, and funny. They are capable of talking about things other than academics and their own fields.
Q: What is something you want to accomplish this summer?
A: I want to learn some algebraic geometry as well as practice music at least five times a week.
Q: Is there a place you want to visit this summer?
A: New York to see family and friends.
Q: Has your HSURV experience lived up to your expectation of it?
A: Besides the fact that we don’t get food on the weekends and that PRISE is mostly experimental bio people, yes it has.
Q: What are your favorite HSURV hobbies and clubs?
A: Music Club and Book Club.
Q: Would you do PRISE again?
Questions Just for Funsies
Q: What superpower would you want to have?
A: I want to be able to create a pocket dimension that I can fill with all of the things that make my backpack heavy.
Q: Coke or Pepsi? Pineapples on pizza?
A: Coke. Pineapples on pizza? God no...
Q: If you could turn into an animal, which one would you be?
A: Badger because they're usually unthreatening but will fight if necessary and is perhaps excessively loyal to friends