Re: Obscure languages
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 30, 2001, 16:59|
On Sunday, September 30, 2001, at 07:42 AM, joe wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Boudewijn Rempt" <boud@...>
>> On Sun, 30 Sep 2001, joe wrote:
>>> Yes, but it's not that easy for a 13 year old to get to see a
>>> professor, is it?
>> Don't underestimate yourself. Start with finding out who teaches what -
>> that should be on the University website, and then simply send some
>> mail. If that works, you can always ask for a meeting.
> Ok, suggestion on who I should mail, what subject?
I'm tempted to be facetious and say, whatever subject interests you. :-)
I was going to add, if you feel uncomfortable doing this by yourself and
your parents are amenable, you *could* enlist one of them to write part of
the letter on your behalf. Some enterprising mom of an 8-year-old in the
Ithaca area emailed Cornell University to ask if there were any geology
profs willing to have him come in sometime and get his rock collection
identified. Lo and behold, there was indeed a geology prof tickled enough
by the idea to be willing to do so. :-) 'Sides, God knows my profs were
generally delighted to have any student show interest in what they were
doing. I once got an East & West warfare syllabus off a history prof who
wasn't teaching the course that year (it's being taught this fall, when I'
m elsewhere--aiee!) by querying him. I still have that syllabus, and he
wrote me notes on all the books listed. Really nice of him, and someday I'
ll have a bunch of interesting references to check out. So give it a
shot--I bet someone will be happy to taslk to you.