Tomohiro Soejima Chemistry/Physics '17

Tomohiro Soejima, Chemistry/Phyiscs '17

This internship gave me a great opportunity to explore a new world, in terms of both science and life. On one hand, I got to experience a new scientific environment at Max Planck Institute, which helped me figure out what I was truly interested in. It was a hugely important step in my career.  On the other hand, it was nice to be away from my home – Japan – and my second home – the states – to experience a different environment. During my stay there, I was able to see German society’s strengths and weaknesses and how they are different from that of America.  I also learnt how welcoming Germany is to international scientists. I hope to be back to Germany in some capacity in the future, be it for a short stay for a conference or a longer stay to conduct research.