What’s up everyone! My name is Derrick Collins and this is my first year at Penn State. I was born and raised in the nations capitol, Washington, D.C. and am currently enrolled in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, with the hope of soon becoming a member of the Smeal College of Business with a major in Marketing. I started Penn State in the summer and believe it or not, met a lot of cool people playing basketball in the IM building that took this class last year. I told them that my schedule had not been finished yet and was looking for a gen-ed that would be interesting, which is when they told me about “Science in Our World: Certainty and Controversy,” which has lead me to where I am now.
In middle school, science use to be very interesting to me. My science teacher would always put on Bill Nye videos in class and would often bring in various animals such as snakes, rabbits, turtles, etc and she would let her class interact with all of the animals. It was not until high school until my love for science began to fall off. Despite Biology, I never became interested in Physics or Chemistry.
This class is not like the average high school class which is what I love so much about it. When reading the description of the course the goal is to encourage critical thinking of the sciences and on top of that this class is not for science majors. Maybe this class will bring back my love for science!