I am in Indianapolis at a Service-Learning Research Academy hosted by IUPUI & Indiana Campus Compact. The goal is to gather together faculty and staff interested in furthering the research in service-learning - in particular, "high quality" research. It's been a whirlwind few days - a lot of it is over my head, honestly. Quantitative and qualitative research methods, etc. At any rate, it's been highly stimulating. It's also non-stop - we even have homework at night. I'm excited because I think I formulated a fairly good research question (with the help of some colleagues) at lunch today. This experience has also been another reminder to me about my previous post - that research is social in nature. The connections I've made here at the Academy are proof. It's cool to be in the same room as people you've cited regularly!