To facilitate greater interaction between students and faculty, the Undergraduate Initiative hosts multiple faculty dinners every semester that foster conversations in an intimate setting, with a special focus on welcoming new faculty. Dr. Laura Lewis, a recently appointed professor in IMES and EECS, shared her scientific journey and discussed her fascinating research regarding sleep, which sparked fruitful discussions with attendees. Our second guest of the semester was Dr. Connor Coley, who shared insights into his collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry and groundbreaking research at the intersection of machine learning and chemistry. Hearing anecdotes from leading figures in their respective fields, students were able to get a more realistic picture of the careers they’re interested in pursuing in the future. We’re looking forward to having amazing faculty joining us for our dinner series next semester!