Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Read and I’m a freshman this semester here at University Park! Probably the first thing people should know about me is that I’m a military brat. I’ve been moving around the country (and the world) my whole life. This move to State College is move number 14 for me. My current hometown though, is West Point, New York! For those of you who haven’t heard of West Point before, it is the home of the United States Military Academy and is located about an hour up the Hudson River from NYC. A lot of people ask me if I considered going to West Point and entering into the Army. The thought of going did, in fact, cross my mind. It wasn’t until I made some friends with female cadets that I considered it though. Here is an article about the women of West Point and how the dynamics have changed over recent years. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/04/magazine/women-of-west-point.html?_r=0
I’m a Childhood and Early Adolescent Education major, and I’m not planning on teaching science. I figured when putting together my schedule that SC200 would be a good option to take as a happy middle for a non-science major like myself. My advisor recommended it over meteorology, so here I am! Science and I are tolerant of each other–some types of science more so than others. For example, physics and I didn’t ever click, but I ended up getting credit for AP Environmental Science so that’s something!
After this past week of SC200, I have already become much more interested in the course material and in science itself than I was a week ago. I really look forward to learning about the answer to some of these fascinating questions that are listed on the course schedule!