RGNC CMST Tracy Lipskoch, Emily Turner, Heather Bruce, Amy Wessel, Jessica Wehmeyer Looking back at the first meeting of our members makes each of us smile. It was almost the first week of school. Simply put ... our group assembled because we sat in the front of class. We had talked casually as acquaintances before the group was assembled. Eventually we talked not only as future organic chemists but also as newfound friends. We mostly met on Wednesdays after a review or on Sundays. Everyone works at a job so scheduling was difficult. We always ended up meeting after everyone got off work. The meeting usually started off with proclamations of displeasure from organic chemistry. However, as the meeting wore on, problems were finished and flashcards were drawn. We can honestly say that each one of us learned something from our meetings that before had been found as thoroughly confusing. It was easy to learn something extremely complicated just by hearing it a second time in familiar terms. As the night progressed, our thoughts would turn to how each was doing in the class. We even went as far as to playing the role of mother by making sure each showed up in class. Each group member was a comfort zone for one another. Understanding that each one of us was not alone in our thoughts and confusions made a secure place to be. We would definitely recommend group collaborations in the future.