Most students have a favorite subject, whether it’s mathematics, history, or music. My favorite subject is science. I discovered my love for science when I was attending John Bowne Elementary School. My science teacher was hosting an egg dropping contest in order for students to explore the physics concepts, momentum and moment of inertia. Students were given the difficult task of creating a cushion with soft materials, such as paper towels, in a shoebox.
To Graduate Committee Admission of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program of Rice University: 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.
Norman Guinasso was a promising scholar when he confirmed his passion for math and science, and eventually oceanography. However, the real seeds to his eventual career were sown as early as second grade when he fell in love with numeric problem solving. He went on to take physics and advanced chemistry in high school, dedicating himself to doing what he enjoyed. At the time, in 1957, the Russians had just launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik, to orbit around the earth, causing great concern and fear among Americans. Although this appeared to be a problematic event, it actually opened up a world of new opportunities for the scientific community.
So far in college I’ve completed the following Science courses: C&G, D&E, and General Chemistry I; I’m currently taking Cell and General Chemistry II. Among the many goals I have set for myself, the major ones include doing exceptionally well in my core classes, doing as well as I can on the MCAT, getting accepted into at least one of my top choices of medical schools, and becoming the doctor I’ve wanted to be since I was 16. Some “interesting” facts about me include 1.) I owned 10 chinchillas at one point- I wanted a puppy and somehow got chinchillas, 2.)
In fact, I am surprisingly capable of visualizing my chemistry classes just by listening to the lecture of the day. It is why I’ve always been fascinated by science. On the other hand, I can’t seem to watch Casper the friendly ghost until I was 14. Lefties also seem to have a better chance of having a high IQ, or being considered a genius. Twenty percent of all Mensa members say they are left-handed, and among the famous “smart” lefties: Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Isaac Newton.
My junior year also led to me taking physical science that caused me to want to take a forensic chemistry direction with my career. Chemistry opens a lot of doors in forensics and has many fun components that would continue to make the job enjoyable for me. This summer I hope to attend a three-week forensic science program at Yale University to help me affirm my interest in this field and meet others who have the same aspirations as
He is a famous film producer and is the creator of an entire animated film company. Spielberg brought back many moviemaking traits and characteristics and has many works that have done so. This filmmaking genius got his dream career jump started by not only his parents getting a camera, but also his role model, David Lean, making the movie Lawrence of Arabia, Steven Spielberg was interested in making movies ever since he was a kid. His “first film” was on his father’s eight millimeter camera and it was based off of him crashing two toy trains together (Mara, 12-13).
Sanders makes us have goals. He gives us projects every nine weeks and even in the summer that we have to do. Last summer we read “Rocket Boys” and learned a lot about science and how people our age used it. Sonny Hickam became interested in rockets when he heard about Sputnik and he wanted to make his own rockets. His teacher Miss Riley encouraged him to accomplish his goals.
According to an article done by Study.com you must take biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and physics to achieve this degree. These classes are not only essential to getting into medical school but also to help with the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The MCAT is a test that shows how much you know about the medical field and if you are “smart” enough for medical school. All my college life will be is taking any opportunity I can to get above everyone else. Medical school is very competitive so I will need a close to perfect GPA with a great MCAT score.
Cookie Monster has a mother, a cousin, a younger sister and a father who advocates more socially-relevant concerns such as environmentalism, water conservation and proper energy use. Unlike other Sesame Street characters, Cookie Monster lived up to his name as it was given to him at the very first episode, making it stick up until today. On the glorious years of 1971-1972, the song C for Cookie had been shown public, making it Cookie Monster’s trademark song and children’s anthem for when they are feeling too stubborn to eat. Since 1969, Cookie Monster is played by the very talented actor slash muppeteer Frank Oz. During the entire course of Cookie Monster’s existence, some other talents had taken over once in a while on the likes of Joe Raposo, Carroll Spinney, Eric Jacobson and David Rudman.
When I was in 6th grade there was a Christmas competition where I had to dress up as a certain Christmas character. I was one of the winners in the competition, I was in third place. During 7th grade, I undertook a chemistry project to design a Beryllium molecule. I made the atom using plastic balls as electrons, and the nucleus. This was a three-dimensional presentation of Beryllium.
This milestone helped me to see the value in learning and gave me the confidence to go after an education I had all but given up on. When I transferred to San Quentin,I immediately enrolled in the college program offered through Patten University. The coolest thing about Patten compared to other prison college programs is that they bring in grad students from surrounding colleges like UC Berkeley and University of SF to help teach and tutor over 20 different classes per semester. Another major plus was that things like tuition, books,and class materials were
During my senior year, I took a leadership role. Some of my duties in this role consisted of updating Rotary members of the status of Interact, conducting meetings, and thinking of ideas for volunteer work. I have also attended events such as RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference) and American Legion Boys’ State to further my leadership abilities. During my high school career I have taken my education seriously.
Brooke Rogers is a junior at Drake University studying Environmental Science and Anthropology/Sociology with a minor in History. Brooke is from Kankakee, Illinois and enjoys talking to new people and sharing stories. She is an active member of Drake Broadcasting System, where she has hosted her own radio show for the third consecutive year. Although, this is her first oral history course Brooke finds herself right at home asking people about their lives. Brooke has found the whole process to be rewarding as well as inspirational and hopes to continue collecting oral histories after the course completes.
One of the classes I was most excited for this school year was AP Physics. I had not taken a physics class since my freshman year, and I was extremely excited to begin doing physics at a higher level knowing that I had completed calculus. On the first day of class my excitement was proven warranted. Started the class, with an exciting competition to see what we had retained from our previous physics classes. The challenge was to roll a small metal ball off of a table and through a hole that is exactly the same size as the ball, but you only had one try.