Now that a new semester is starting, I think it is a good idea to look back at where I have been thus far. At first, I was a little over whelmed when I started Research Rookies. It was something I had not done before. Deciding on a project and mentor was also a bit of a challenge, as everyone I spoke with was involved in interesting research. Reading literature related to my project was also a bit of a challenge. I was not familiar with all the terms or mathematics used in the literature. Now, I know a lot more than when I first started. This makes me very glad to have joined Research Rookies.