I know it have being a long time since my last post but I feel like I haven’t had enough time to breathe this semester. I arrived almost 3 days ago to my country for the break and I am still doing university work, that tells you a little bit about how my vacations are going. The most important for this semester is that I manage to pass all my classes…Yay!!!! Although it was stressful semester for the most part, I also did things to have fun like go to a concert, shopping, watch movies with friends, painting with friends and get frozen yogurt with friends…yum!
By this point you should know a little about me and know that I was probably not just taking classes. And guess what? You were right! I am interested in making sciences accessible to everyone mainly kids. Many kids coming from disadvantage backgrounds don’t know that science is a possibility for them. And yes, undergraduate education is expensive, but for STEM there are a lot of opportunities and funding for students. It makes me feel so happy when I see that sparkle in a child eyes when I do an experiments with them. Kids are naturally curious and creative and I think we should help them continue been that way. Therefore, I worked this year as a volunteer in my university’s science exposition. I had the opportunity to do experiments with kids to increase both their interest and engagement in the STEM fields.
I also went to a conference. The good thing about conferences is that science is a small world and a conferences are more like a friends reunions.
In addition, I applied to one award and two fellowships. However, even that I wasn’t able to breathe as much I think it was worth it. I ended up winning the award and winning one of the two fellowships that I applied to. That is pretty cool! I will be traveling quite bit this year. I am excited to go to Boston, that is going to be so cool especially since it will be my first time in that city and in the state of Massachusetts. I will try to visit Harvard and other places around the area. Hopefully I can buy a camera since I don’t have one and provide you guys some cool content for the places that I will be traveling in the 2017 year.
However, I am not going to lie. Although I did had some fun, there were times that I though in moving from school and even started the application for UPenn and John Hopkins. I think many of these thoughts arise because I didn’t feel the sense on belonging in that university and with all honesty I still don’t feel it. However, the award that I win will allow me received the degree from the institution but do all my research will be done outside my university and I believe that is going to be beneficial for me.
What I am going to do for this break?? Finish university stuff. Enjoy the time with my family and friends. One of my closes friend had a baby and I am so excited to see it and have time with her and the baby before I go back to the university. Also,one of you suggested me to read Maximum Ride and I got The Angel Experiment so I will be reading that and give you guys a book review…. coming soon.
With all being say: Hope you all enjoy the time with your family and/or friends during this Christmas and even if you don’t celebrated I wish you have a good day and have fun.
PS-If you are in science or medicine, I will soon make a post about fellowship to help you identify opportunities that will allow you to get where you want to be either academia, industry, government, non-profit, you name it. If you are interested stay tuned.
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