Thursday, June 24, 2010
Let’s take a break from class and talk about the influential people I met so far. One person is Josh, my Residential Advisor. Residential Advisors are college students in their 3rd or 4th year who volunteer to work over the summer to supervise the Summer@Brown students. He’s a really cool guy who doesn’t look like it, but is responsible and punctual. I feel really safe living right next to him and having his phone number in case of emergencies.
My roommate is Alex, who is a rising freshman, and he comes from Florida. Most importantly, he’s a total mess. He has all of his junk thrown across the floor and acts immature. He also has very little social skills and abilities to attract people. To me, he’s just another little kid. In some ways, he reminds me of myself when I took courses at CCC. I was young, naïve, and was incredibly smart in the midst of high school and college students. I now realize the feeling of having an underclassman taking the same course as you. It kind of makes me feel bad, too.
The final person I would like to talk about is Mrs. Halls because I love her way of teaching. She allows us to mess around with stuff and figure it out on our own. This promotes independence in all of her students. I also love the labs because I haven’t worked in a real lab condition before but I can have the same experience as a real biologist. Like today, I got to play with some more chemicals and lab equipment to extract DNA in many forms including using a gel to examine moving “bands” (Blue stained DNA that move according to their electrical charge). I also like Mrs. Halls’ lectures because she talks about lab results and then lectures over a PowerPoint Presentation. And plus, the lecture is only an hour long.
I hope to add some more names on this list but in the mean time I’m out.