Because of the people I chose to surround myself around, I found myself wanting to go into the field of engineering. My friends knew I had a passion for math and they suggested engineering as an occupation I should look into. As of result of that, I found myself getting into more hands-on projects in my last two years of high school, as well as taking an engineering focused course in high school to try it out. I fell in love with the career path and since then, I aspire to become an
Academics have always been very important to me. From a young age I developed a passion for learning. It seems selfish to keep this to myself. I always strive to share this passion with others. Students should play a larger role in their own education and I believe that with my entire being. My passion for education could be an important contribution. When I was six years old I remember
I realize that there have been many things that have influenced my growth as an individual. However, because I am so often drawn to ideas in math and science, I’d have to conclude that these two fields of study pose the most compelling as far as personal development. My interest in these fields have impacted who I am today. As a younger student I did not really care much about school. In fact, my second grade teacher pronounced me a failure, but my parents believed in my strengths, and gradually school turned a corner for me. By the end of my sophomore year I had begun watching lectures of theoretical physics, and deep space astronomy from the World Science Festival. I went into my Junior year very ambitious and self motivated! My cumulative GPA within
My academic career is based on the sciences, especially chemistry and biology. Throughout my childhood, I have been greatly exposed to the sciences. My mother was a nurse practitioner in a rural clinic, which was connected to our house. Consequently, the clinic became my playground and the stethoscopes became my toys. Therefore, I was always interested in how the body worked and what affected our health.
I definitely enjoy combining a scientific and rationale approach with creativity in order to find innovative ideas and solutions. With this in mind, I turned towards my studies outside of the classroom.
Graff insinuates that critically analyzing and writing about personal interests is a creative way to develop a diverse student population. When it comes to learning, rather it be in a “traditional” grammar school or the more contemporary classrooms of colleges and universities, there is no argument stronger than incorporating personal interests in academic work that appeals to students. This type of learning engages a student because it encourages curiosity with regards to exploring the main ideas
The desire to discover never really left. I’ve always gone out of my way to learn something new. So it was to my disappointment when my middle school advisor in Geneva Switzerland told me that science and math were subjects I shouldn’t pursue. My high grades in Latin and German signified that I was more of a “languages person” and should therefore forgo a pursuit in stem fields and focus instead on classical languages and humanities. I countered their advice by shadowing a biologist who worked on altering genetics in mice. I found myself learning about anything I could despite the Swiss education system and my middle school advisor’s advice. When I transferred to Manhattan Center for Science and Math in New York City, I was encouraged to explore everything and anything. My first opportunity was the Advanced Science Research Program. After mere weeks of moving to a new country, my biology teacher encouraged me to apply. I never regretted the decision once. At the end of my sophomore year, some of my teachers suggested I take a few Advanced Placement courses during my junior year. I craved learning
Next year, I plan to major in Computer Engineering and begin a career helping make the world a better place through innovative technology. I realized my talents for math and sciences during freshman year of high school, and remember the exact moment I knew engineering was meant for me. While exploring the engineering shop at my vocational technical high school, the teacher showed my class a video of MIT students designing prosthetic limbs for amputees. It was then that I realized I could use my love of math and science to really help people.
My interests and passions supplement my education in high school in a variety of ways. Show choir, musicals, plays, chorus, band, jazz band, and so much more allowed me to use my creativity everyday in multiple ways. All of these arts opportunities added to the excitement of coming to school, which naturally helped me succeed in my academic pursuits. Not only do I enjoy high school, but many weekend days have been spent waiting to go back to school so that I can sing again, or play my trumpet again, or just learn something really interesting.
One of the major struggles of my life was changing my outlook on school and consequently life. A large part of human thinking revolves around the fact that the appreciation of something one has does not nearly come close to the appreciation of something one used to have. I did the same with my mom’s advice to me, the classic put-it-away-for-later technique that almost everybody learned how to do when it comes time for parental suggestion. My mom used to try and tell me about how chasing interests would always be better than following anything else, and that applied to high school as well. She emphasized that she’d rather I take a class that piqued my curiosity than one that was just for the prestige. This advice at the time neither seemed relevant,
I have always been interested in science and the way things work. My interest in the medical field started by the time I was in kindergarten. However, I was interested in being a veterinarian at that point in my life. I loved and still do love animals, but changed to wanting to be a human nurse when I was in middle school. I would always go to appointments with my grandparents and parents when I was younger. Watching blood work being taken and the way a doctor would contort an MRI always sparked an interest in me.
My favorite academic subject that has influenced me would be my choral class because in that class it helped me break out of my shell when I wasn’t able to sing or do anything in front a group of people or an audience before. Before I took my choral class I had always had nervous breakdowns I was never able to do anything in front of a class or audience. I never thought that I was able to do the things I do now, I'm not entirely confident but I'm getting there. If I never took that choral class throughout my high school experience, I would've been the girl who never talks to no one and isn't able to present in front of a group person and who isn’t able to make any friends because she isn't able to talk to anyone. As I grew up, my parents always told me to do the things I love so I did and I went for a choral and art class because without those classes I wouldn't be the person I am today.
Finding out how and why things work and discovering how products are made has always my passion. I regularly watch engineering and science shows on the television. From my childhood, I have always been a very curious person who would not believe just because someone told me, but I had to know the reason behind it. Science always fascinated me, and I always wondered how we remained on the ground and never fell off something that is spherical. In school I was more interested in maths and science rather than History or Arts and this made me choose Chemistry, maths and physics as my Higher subjects. This has helped me appreciate how Science has been utilised to improve man’s life and make it easier. It is because of this that I would like to
Mathematics and Sciences truly enchanted me because they governed everything around me. Participation in school competitions and other voluntary activates like Quizzes, games and cultural activities always demanded an innovative perspective in me. During those years, working of The Television I see, The Telephone I speak, The Music system I listen to fascinated me. It was in my high school that I could reason out that it is because of Electronics that makes these things possible that sealed my interest for higher