"involvement" is good. You know what they say, "Idle time is the devil's playground"... or something like that. Then again, it always seems like the devil is the one having all the fun, right? Good luck with the research project and with school. I always liked having a light schedule in college, it made it feel more like "college" and less like "work". Gave me time to stop and smell the beer drenched roses. Cheers!