Three of us from the grad program offered a presentation on our Stats research. Alas, our professor chose New Orleans over downtown Norfolk (DUH), but she kept in constant contact. My presentation sparked more interest than I had anticipated. Presenting a “work in progress” is an excellent way to pave your way to future conferences and publication (not that I have my name on any YET). Thanks to Norfolk State for being our host and thanks to Navycop and Libertygirl for sharing this experience with me.