While I enjoyed all of these classes, especially Physics, I fell in love with one particular class: calculus. Calculus is the branch of mathematics that deals with the finding and properties of derivatives and integrals of functions. It is used in many disciplines, such as STEM, due to its utility. Math has always been a fun class for me, so I decided to enroll in the AP AB Calculus course to see if the subject would strike a chord with me. That was one of the best decisions of my life.
The first effect of coming to America is that I learned the English language. This was another challenge for me because I had never tried to learn a language before. I knew I had to learn it before entering the university so I went to the English school for one year when I came to the US. If I had not traveled to study abroad I
In December of 2008, I completed a Certified Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician course at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. I applied for my CNA License after passing my exam but, was denied at that time. The state board stated that not enough time after absolute discharge had passed for a 2001 felony conviction (I needed to wait 5 years after complete discharge and it had only been 4 years). Even though I did not get my CNA license at the time, I was still given a chance to work at a local hospital as a PCT, because a CNA license was not required for employment and I had already received my Level One Fingerprint Clearance card under the Good Cause Exemption from Arizona Department of Pubic Safety. I have been working at this
With having, to compete mentally, but also interact personally with my teammates and other teams everyday helped mold me into who I am today. This year as a leader in robotics and on the TSA chapter leadership team has given me qualities of project planning and group mentorship that I couldn’t have received somewhere else. I participated in all these extracurricular and to take AP and Pre-AP classes all four years. Receiving 3’s and high on all of my AP exams and managing a 3.0 and higher
My dad worked for IBM as a computer engineer, and my mom stayed home to take care of my brother and me. I started elementary school at Hagan Elementary School in the district of Spackenkill. From third to fifth grade, I participated in a program called Odyssey of the Mind, where we developed creative problem solving skills. Odyssey of the Mind was probably my favorite experience of elementary school, because it was a space where I could be weird and free with people just as weird as me. I also made friends during this time period with whom I am still close with.
My 10th grade year was the year I had first decided to join fall play. After auditions were announced my friend Emma asked if I would like to audition with her. We had discussed joining fall play the previous year, but at the time, nothing had come of it. This year, however, Emma was determined. She had quit soccer, and for the first time since she was five, needed an extracurricular to fill up her time.
When I was applying for colleges, I applied for all the colleges in the area and to the University of Michigan, both Ann Arbor and Dearborn. While I got deferred and waitlists for Ann Arbor, I had gotten into the Dearborn location. While waiting on my waitlist to be lifted, I spoke to my counselor about my options and she informed me that there was no point of holding out and hoping to get admitted to Ann Arbor because they only choose three students from our school and they’ve already been chosen. Once I realized there was literally no way of me getting into a top-tier university, I once again had to settle for something less and choose Wayne State. Of course, now I’m proud of my choice and know that the name of the school you go to doesn’t have to mean
I said to myself, “I was wrong about the USA people.” After all, I got home and rest for two days. I was very afraid to go out not because I don’t like to go out. I do like to go out but I was afraid that people will … at me because I did not know how to speak English. Then I stated my high school in 2009. On the first day I was so scared to go to school.
My mother tried to go to college at Ball State, but she barely finished a year before she decided it wasn’t for her. My father only did brief certification classes and/or tests; this was so he could get a better job or higher pay. Conventional college was not for him, in his words. I wasn’t sure if college was right for me because of my parents’ experiences. I was back to the “what do I want to be when I grow up?” thoughts, with no resolution in sight.
I was sixteen, living away from home and held multiple acceptance letters in my hand; but the school I wanted to go to was in New York. It was across the country as required a parent’s sign off since I wasn’t eighteen. A signature my mother wasn’t willing to provide. Instead of going to another four year college, I decided to go to a local community college. I hadn’t considered what this would mean for my future, that I would be living with people who not only weren’t my family, but had no responsibility or commitment to keep me in their house hold.
She graduated from high school when she was just 14 years of age. When Katherine turned 18 she attended West Virginia State College. She brought her love of math to college with her she took every math course the college had to offer. Many of her teachers horned her so they began to take her under their wings. She was a very bright and smart student.
I already had my major in mind when I chose UAF, because I was looking for the school that has the best civil engineering program, which UAF has. Since math is an easy subject for me, I decided I want to pursue a career in math, so I talked with my math teacher about suggesting majors that I could look into. Civil engineering excited me the most. Studying civil engineering is very fun but also difficult. Engineering majors are usually harder than other majors and you learn so many new things in the subject like the broken down components of a bridge or how to electrically power something through a circuit or using raw materials and the environment to produce energy.