This Texas Government course is my first online class and also my first Honors class in college. I am aware that online courses may require students to do discussion boards or group projects or any other assignments that encourage interactions among students. I expected to experience and improve my teamwork skills and critical thinking. Although this class was about Texas Government, I was looking forward to discussing the presidential election that was held during throughout the semester. Last spring semester, I took GOVT 2305 - the Federal Government- and found myself involved in discussions and debates.
My appointment to General McLane’s LINK Crew is an amazing opportunity to gain leadership training and utilize it within my local community. LINK Crew is a faculty-appointed organization that utilizes forty driven juniors and seniors to help transfer students and incoming freshman become orientated to the high school culture and rules. Leaders act as student mentors for new kids by helping them find their classes, teaching them small life-lessons, and introducing them to faculty, teachers, and other new students. Each year, we go through over fifteen hours of training regarding leadership, public speaking, and communication skills in order to present to new students several times a year. We also act as leaders within sports, academic, extracurricular,
What have you done at Union that is in keeping with the goals of the Minerva Houses OR, with other schools/groups in which you have participated? One of the Minerva goals is to promote interaction between faculty/staff and students. I helped plan the Biology Club: Biology Student Faculty Jeopardy Mixer which was held at Beuth House last month. This particular event was an opportunity for students to meet many of the Biology teachers at Union. This event was very successful as the event fostered many conversations and interactions between students and faculty.
In 9th-12th grades, I was Treasurer for the Robotics Team, where I also documented the process of designing, building, and testing the robot. In 10th grade, I co-founded two different clubs at my school, one that I was Vice President of, and one that I have been Treasurer of for 3 years. I am Assistant Director of Student Enrichment in Student Council. I created a Breakfast Program at my school ,where I hand delivered food to 23 students with special needs, and spend time with them during class. I do this for almost every day, and have been injured while doing so.
In my junior year of high school, my physics teacher told our class about a project at one of the other schools in the district that we could help with. I signed up, knowing that it would add to the undoing of my shyness. We headed over to the school, ready to help the children. The fourth and fifth graders were building foam rocket cars, which our class built a week before. I collaborated with my classmates and the kids to help build an amazing rocket car.
I was chosen as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the Fall 2015 ZOOL 2403 Labs due to my performance in the previous semester’s lecture section and lab. I was selected from over 120 nominations to fill a limited 57 spots. As an undergraduate teaching assistant I was assigned a lab section that I went to each week and I assisted the Graduate Teaching assistant in teaching, identifying, explaining structures to the students. I was also expected to set up assessments and mini practicals for each lab, and help proctor the lab practical exams.
Science and mathematics have been my favorite subjects iI school for as long as I can remember. As my High School career advances, I have begun to seriously think about a STEM related major in college. This program would give me an insight about whether a STEM related-career path is right for me. Towards the end of my Freshman year in High School, the Science department (along with help from the Math department) launched a grade-wide STEM project. We had the task of designing a golf course and then build one respectively.
Through examination of the previous sophomores’ advice and my own predictions of the year to come, I have formulated a definitive set of goals I would like to accomplish in Algebra II Honors this year. Looking back at my past year in Geometry Honors, I have recognized many improvements I need to make to my personal studying habits to reach my full potential and excel in this course. Last year, I was slow to ask for help, many times waiting until it was too late to come to my teacher and ask them to explain the concepts on which I was still a bit fuzzy. This year I am making it one of my personal goals to work harder to fully comprehend the mathematical concepts and ask for assistance as soon as I start noticing a problem. I also would like to make it a goal to stay much more organized this
My short term education goals include attending Northern Virginia Community College for two years and completing my Associates in Science degree in engineering. I hope to join the honors college and graduate with a GPA of 4.0. During my time at Northern Virginia Community College, I hope to truly learn and prepare myself not only for transfering to a University but also for real work and life after college by applying the skills and knowledge I learn. Not only do I want to learn but I want to spend time in extracurricular activities such as cross country or join clubs like the robotics or math club. My goal is to complete community college with no debt.
I quickly scrambled to find out how I could go about doing both and I talked with several people who work for Wayne County to plan out my career path. 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