A Little Bit About Myself

Hey everyone!
          My name is Danielle. I'm a freshman and super excited to be at University Park where I was accepted into the Smeal College of Business. I'm majoring in business but particularly I am looking forward to majoring in Finance. I needed to take a General Education Natural Science course this semester and flashing back to my high school experiences in AP Physics and Chemistry I knew the concept of mathematics in science was not my idea of fun. 
 Therefore, my Advisor had suggested taking SC200 as she insisted that many students found it very interesting. I was unsure at first, but after reading the course overview, it had sparked some interest in me. It's not that I hate science, unless we're talking about the mathematics behind it, which serves why I'm not a science major. It's the fact that there are so many unanswered questions about life, and unfounded technology that has yet to be created. I'm the type of person who expects an answer to every question. In science, my brain has yet to wrap around the idea of not having an answer. I mean where do you simply even begin to find these unsolved answers? So this is what makes me have that "wow factor" for the scientists who persevere for those unknown answers and why I'm excited to be taking this course as I will now have to learn to think "outside the box".

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Hey Danielle!
Well the picture you posted is most definitely what most attracted me to your post! Physics was the death of me in high school! I had a teacher named Dr. Mallory (he always loved to emphasize the Dr. part) and he just lived and breathed physics. Literally you're typical science nerd. Well for me that was very tough because I had and still have absolutely zero interest in physics.
I am also in the Smeal College of Business, greatest place ever! I can totally understand your need for answers. I remember Andrew saying that most of the time a scientist's research, experiments, etc. are not successful. This would frustrate me to no end. It's hard to wrap my mind around how wrong scientists can be, or how long they spend trying to find the correct answer! It certainly takes passion. I found this website really interesting (came across it on StumbleUpon a while ago) and thought, wow imagine if scientists didn't put in the time and effort... http://science.discovery.com/strange-science/10-science-mistakes.htm ! Let's just be happy that there are people out there that are willing to fail a million times before the correct answer is revealed!

Similar to you, I absolutely hated physics and chemistry in high school. Physics was easily my hardest class... http://chemicalengineeringnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/top-50-funny-science-pictures07.jpg this was pretty much me when taking those tests. I'm also in the Smeal College of Business. I feel with that just comes a belief that most things should have concrete answers. So, I feel your pain in the annoyance that science can't always yield an answer. However I am optimistic that this class will be an enjoyable one even if it can't always answer everything

Hey Danielle it seems we are both looking to major in Finance. I am not in Smeal yet because I was debating on being an Engineer so I am currently in DUS. I am also interested in science as long as we stay away from the specifics math and physics behind it. Science does get frustrating with some of its unsolved problems, but with one unsolved one comes many problems that were solved thanks to science. Here is a link to many of the greatest scientific discoveries http://science.discovery.com/famous-scientists-discoveries/100-greatest-discoveries.htm

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