You can count Jeff Lauber as one of the many Hawkeyes who have been bitten by the travel bug.
“After high school,” he explains, “I took a year off to travel and work, and I saw other parts of the world for the first time. I was addicted to traveling after that first trip, and the experience of being immersed in other cultures and languages made me interested in studying and working in them. So that was how I decided to major in International Studies.”
Nicholas McCarty routinely “goes where no man has gone before.”
At least that is how the University of Iowa junior describes being a part of a research team. He reasons that “every time you conduct an experiment, you are serving to advance the realm of human knowledge. Ultimately, we hope to use these experiments to improve the lives of others.”