At the base, my ability to thrive in an academic setting is the first qualification that I possess for this program. I worked hard in high school in order to reach where am I today, and I have continued this hard work into college, as reflected in my first semester’s GPA. This good work ethic will translate well into a laboratory environment, and allow me accurately and efficiently complete any tasks assigned to me. It is also important to have knowledge of what one is doing in a laboratory, and I also possess this
We are encouraged to be creative and hone our skills in an area of interest through these programs in STEM. Similar to having a major in college, students at a magnet school have a specialized area that they can take classes in, along with the basic academic courses. The senior internships allow for a deeper, hands-on, understanding of a topic that we are deciding to dedicate our lives to. Wheeler’s courses are well designed to challenge and guide students, allowing them to excel in the future. Students who are in this program are encouraged to regard events from many points of view and be more open minded, advancing us in life by interactions and communications.
I believe that The Helix Summer Science Institute is not solely an enriching academic experience, but also a social engagement opportunity. I believe that I would make an excellent student at the Helix Summer Science Institute 2016 because, by enhancing my understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of science, I would be able to integrate this knowledge into my life. This academically rigorous program presents me with the opportunity to acquire methodical, logical and practical skills that are applicable to the real world. I am a very studious, motivated and passionate student, who perseveres in the face of adversity, while always respecting my peers. I embrace diversity, and believe that success is achieved through collaboration. I have a passion for science and public outreach, and I believe that these interests are connected.
More specifically, I would like to participate in the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Research Group. William Kelly’s work in biochemical engineering especially fascinates me, and I would love to get involved in his research on the optimization of CHO cell culture. I intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and the information I would learn working in this program would help further me in my career.
In the summer of 2005 I had the opportunity to intern at The Franklin Institute Museum in PA. This museum is one of the many well known science museums across the country. The Franklin Institute Museum is a unique museum that gives the experience of exploring science in a fun and fascinating way. The museum touches bases on many areas of science such as, anatomy, physics, environmental sciences, and space. The Franklin Institute is named after Benjamin Franklin and is the home of his national memorial statue. It was founded in 1824 and its first building was established in 1825; since then its location has changed with in the city of Philadelphia but it still remains to be one
As a part of the HBCU Alumni Alliance’s Higher Education initiative program; Alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are concerned about the inadequate representation of minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related professions. Consequently, DCHBCUAA STEM professionals have designed and organized an instructional hands-on STEM workshop for students in grades 10-12, to enlighten them on the different facets of professions available in the sciences. As a part of our community partnership with Kaiser Permanente, we have a workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 800 am-5:00 pm, at 2101 Jefferson Street in Rockville, Maryland.
Alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are concerned about the inadequate representation of minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related professions. Consequently, DCHBCUAA STEM professionals have designed and organized an instructional hands-on workshop for students in grades 10-12. The workshop is designed to increase their awareness of the exciting opportunities available in the sciences and to provide an opportunity for students to talk to subject matter experts currently working in STEM occupations.
“They say behind mountains are more mountains. Now I know it’s true” (3). I know it is true. Behind mountains are more mountains as behind challenges are more challenges. Behind struggles are more struggles.
In a recent program, students worked with the College of Integrated Science and Technology. Professors from four different departments created a hands-on experience for the scholars. First, scholars learned about the ethics of science and technology by creating a short story with a monster and drawing out how the story should go. In the next session, scholars put their stories to life using MIT’s Scratch program, a basic and fun introduction to coding. The goal of these programming days is to teach the scholars a new skill they can develop, as well as to introduce to them to activities, and possibly careers, which they may not have been familiar with. Each programming day ends with a free lunch provided to each of the 70
Please accept this as our request for sponsorship of our event, Fem4STEM. I am working with SozenTech in hosting this all-girls event focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).
The Los Alamos National Laboratory is a scientific research and development facility whose origins are rooted in World War II. As the Axis powers, Germany, Italy, and Japan, continued to threaten the United States, and the very world, the knowledge that Germany was theorizing the possible development and employment of nuclear weapons had spread to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the American president at the time. Roosevelt, like many world leaders, realized the Nazi plan for world domination was a serious threat to all of humanity, and the encroaching Japanese forces in the Pacific foreshadowed the actuality of the war expanding to continental United States. FDR ordered the
I constantly daydream about my future career and what I could expect with it, but sometimes I don’t realize that I wont know much about the job until I actually try it out. As my research on the SECME sponsors and my own personal experiences have shown, engineering extends beyond the lab. It's not hard to see how my future career can have profound effects on the lives of many others. For example, I could one day use new technology developed by engineers to make the process of saving someone’s life a lot easier and have better survival odds. Or possibly someday we could use robotic technology to help people walk again. Although I would not be making this new kind of technology myself, it would be amazing if I could use it to change someone’s life. It's mind-blowing how far a career in STEM can take me and others who are willing to pursue these kinds of
Last year, Fermilab had 75 Russian scientists from 10 collaborating institutions on and off site for multiple experiments. There were several ups and downs in the lab’s history with Russia, but the low points never hindered each side's interests in pursuing science together.
This lab was pretty cool because we got to do numerous tests and see different but similar results. I learned how Newton’s Third Law works and it’s very cool. Newton’s third law happens in everyday life. For example, fighting over the remote control with your brother, you both add an equal and opposite reaction of force. Overall this lab was fun and a learning lesson. I had a great time with this fun
Our partnership has supported the facilitation of one-day STEM innovation camps, which have provided real life technology based business challenges for the students to tackle with our employee volunteers. Over 900 students and 70 employees in Italy, Spain, South Africa, France, Sweden and the UK have all had the chance to participate in these forward-thinking innovation camps.