Hey everybody. My name is Matt Simco. I am from Centreville, Virginia, which is about 25 miles west of Washington DC. I am a freshman here at Penn State. I am currently in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, but I look to transfer to the Smeal College of Business. Sports are a large part of my life, and i actively watch and play sports, specifically football, baseball, and basketball.
The reason I took this class was because I need nine credits of natural sciences to graduate, and I thought I should get one out of the way in my first semester. After browsing all of the general education sciences courses, this one seemed the most interesting. What drew me in was that this class was aimed at making non-scientists more aware of science that occurs everyday. I think the sciences classes that I took in high school such as biology, chemistry, and physics are extremely boring, and I am hoping this class teaches me about the more interesting aspects of science.
I am not planning to be a science major simply I am not good at science, and because I find it very boring. I struggled through science in high school, specifically the hard sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics. Those three classes were my worst three grades in all of high school. There are only three areas of sciences that I find interesting. The first two are astronomy and extreme weather. The other is Sports Science, which is a series on ESPN that explores the science of athletic endeavors. You can find a clip here. You are supposed to major in a field that you enjoy and are good at, and that is most certainty not science for me.