Whats up everyone?
My name is Lucas Hansen, I come from a small town located in Jupiter, Florida (I know ironic right, since were in a science class). Most of the activities in my town consist of out door activities, like going on the boat, beach, sports, ect. I played varsity Lacrosse for two years of High School and ran track my freshman year. During High School i enjoyed taking high level science classes, and actually did well in them, but it wasn’t where my heart truly was. At first when i applied to Penn State, I applied to the Eberly college of Science and intended on majoring in some field of science, to continue onto medical school. However, over the transition from the end of senior year of high school to summer I realized that I wanted to follow the path of my Dad and work on Wall Street. With this being said, I switched my major to the Division of Undergraduate Studies in hopes to be in the Smeal College of Business as soon as possible to pursue my dreams. After realizing that my major was no longer going to be science related, I made the bold move to switch out of evil Chemistry 110. After speaking with my advisor on the phone, she recommended a couple classes for me to take and SC200 was one of them. I chose this class as a substitute, not only because it satisfies a Gen-ed credit, but it offers a wide range in the aspect of science and I hope it will teach me new things related to science that I haven’t learned about before. Another reason why this class is perfect for me is because it doesn’t focus on one specific topic, and focuses on topics that many people think about daily.
In my town ocean dredging is a process where boats come in with large pipes to deepen canals or enlarging beaches by removing sand from the bottom and moving it somewhere else more desireable and it is becoming a problem for local marine life. Not far from me in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale area the coastal area was dredged, causing many coral species in the area to die due to the falling of sediment on coral.