I have also had a job delivering papers for the local newsagents, and this has made me a very reliable, loyal and trusted person, as I was in charge of delivering newspapers and I also had to file and sort the newspapers I would be delivering to certain customers.
chance and opportunity to do something positive for myself. Growing up, I always had the need
Ever since I was young you could always find me toying around with objects trying to figure out how they worked. Taking them apart, studying them, and then reconstructing them back together was a usual past time for me. Looking back I realized that all of the time I spent on learning how something worked was the foundation that flourished into my passion for engineering.
The main outreach of the United States government that explores new boundaries never investigated before, designs products never thought possible before, and most importantly inspires people, has had its budget slashed. According to Goldstein (2007), NASA was originally created to beat the Soviet Union in the Space Race has taken on many different roles. In an article for NASA’s website, J.R. Wilson (2008) uses Dr. Michael DeBakey, a heart surgeon, as an example of someone who felt the benefit of NASA’s wide research scope. Dr. DeBakey now uses a heart pump in surgerys, invented because of the research done by NASA (Wilson, 2008). One of NASA’s many inventions that directly improve the lives of Americans. Unfortunately, the budget for
I was born exactly ninety-one years to the day that Dr. Alice Stewart was. Although this may seem to be a relatively insignificant coincidence, I assure you it 's not. My role model, Dr. Stewart discovered how x-rays were linked to leukemia and other cancers in people exposed, leading to many current methods of treatments. Now if I told you my life ambition was to research to find better treatment methods and even a cure for cancer, a coincidence would seem more like fate. Often at family get-togethers, my mother recalls my numerous makeshift experiments she survived through my childhood. From putting tin foil in a microwave, to catching frogs and observing speech patterns, to more elaborate experiments such as finding out how protein breaks
He was the youngest of seven children and his mother was a teacher. Thomas Edison helped invent over 1000 inventions, some of which include the camera and the microphone, but Edison’s largest success in life was the recreation of the light bulb, in 1879 when he discovered that a carbon filament inside an oxygen-free bulb could glow (Science for Kids).
Hoekenga (2012) noted that the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S will reach 132.8 million by the year 2050, when almost one in three Americans will be Hispanic. Yet today Hispanic students (as well as other minorities) continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines (Hoekenga, 2012). In the face of these disparities Hispanic scientists have had a major and lasting impact on the world around them. In many cases they overcame obstacles, including racism and sexism, poverty, cultural and family expectations, and lack of mathematics background, in order to work and excel in the fields that they love. Such success stories are inspirational to perspective student studying and/or working in a STEM field.
Growing up, the world of mathematics and science has always intrigued me. I have always preferred to calculate definite integrals rather than talk about the Gilded Age, and I will choose to read about NASA’s latest discoveries over Shakespearean sonnets any day of the week. I felt I could delve into the concepts of Calculus and Newtonian Physics more easily than Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth and Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter. I saw myself devoted to the fields pertaining to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and aspired to pursue a career where I could apply my fascination into the field of engineering. When I walked into AP English Language & Composition at the start of my junior year, however, I realized my interests
When I first arrived at Rutgers University in 2014 as a freshman there was a lot about the school that I did not really know about. I decided it was best to just sign up for as much as I could and find something that I felt the most in tune doing. After looking around I did not find much that intrigued me or drove me intellectually to be my best. Flash-forward one year, I had yet to face any major challenges, more than often found myself slacking-off and lazily going through school. That was the moment I decided I wanted to attempt to conduct research.
Although Thomas Edison is most often accredited with the invention of the electric light bulb, he did not actually invent it. More precisely, he invented the “first commercially practical incandescent light”(Boundless). Edison and his team at Menlo Park, his laboratory located in New Jersey produced a light bulb with a carbon filament by October of 1879 that lasted over fourteen hours. After years of working, Edison unveiled his light bulb at Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve of 1879(Lighting a Revolution). However, Edison was not the only person working on an incandescent light bulb at the time. So was British chemist, Joseph Swan. Although he is not as famous as Edison in the invention of the light bulb, Swan won many patent suits over other lamp makers in Britain. Rather than lose a lawsuit to Swan over patents. Edison “decided to negotiate rather than risk losing a suit of [his] own”(Lighting a Revolution). The Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company was established in 1883 and was commonly referred to as
My inclination to study biology comes to me since I was little boy. I always found amazing the capabilities of living beings and mechanisms that allow life, development and evolution of organisms. Particularly interesting were my first approaches to microbiology in early classes in high school. My fascination by biological sciences was such that it led me to win the National Biology Contest held in Cuba, my native country in 2004. This was one of my first academic achievements in my short career and allowed me to directly enter the best pre-university school in my country. Since then, the way forward seemed pretty obvious and interesting.
Since I was in my childhood I have high curiosity on how and why things work. I have this unsatisfied feeling until I know why and how it 's happening. My dad always told me the same about me. I still remember how I spend the whole day looking for what make the pedestal fan to swing and I opened up its cover to see the motor and gear rotating and for me it 's fascinating. He used to bring me along with him in his nearest four wheel drive park where he taught me many things about four wheel vehicles. What are the differences between 2WD and 4WD, minor vehicles maintenance, and he also bought me a remote control car which he asked me to maintain it by myself and I love it. I realize I 'm very passionate with engineering, mechanical specifically, this is because I think engineering is a very wide discipline and no science theory or ideas will happen without engineering.
The tiny humans, who advocates for them when they are ill? Who stands up for them when no adult is around to speak for them? A pediatric surgeons job is not only to treat their patient's illness but to advocate for the children who are too small to stand up for themselves. The way to make the world a better place is to begin with yourself. A method in which I will contribute to society and make an impact by becoming a pediatric surgeon.
My educational journey has been an experience I will remember. I have attended school in three different countries, Antigua, St. Thomas, and New York. A diverse educational experience has allowed me to interact with many different cultures and confront many of the different topics we discussed in class. At that time however, I was not fully aware of the implications of certain situation but after many readings I can now fully understand many of the experiences I encountered in my journey. All the information I have learned in this class however will bring all my experience together where I can make much more sense of it than I could when I was younger.
Almost everyone has their own hobby; whether it’s a pastime, gathering certain things, or maybe something we take our time enthusiastically perfecting. In my opinion, I would have never thought I even had a hobby. In fact, I was not sure what a hobby was. Then I thought about it and appreciated that my hobby was gardening. Hobbies are enjoyable activities that give pleasure and recreation. It is a means of escaping from the strain and the boredom of our daily routine of duties. So, the hobby is important for the good gratification of life. My preferred hobby is gardening because it delivers me a sense of pride, harmony, and, inspires a healthy lifestyle and is cost-efficient. Gardening benefits me by keeping me fit, strong and healthy. Occupied away in my garden brings me a beneficial kind of exercise that is good for both emotionally and physically.