Q: Aren’t you going to help a summer event for junior high and high school students during this summer vacation?
A: Yes, there is an event called “the Summer School 2013 for Junior High & High School Girls.” I will be there as a teaching assistant. It’s an exchange camp for 2 nights and 3 days for junior high and high school girls to interact with science researchers, technologists, undergrad and graduate students and experience how fascinating various science fields are. I was a participant when I was in the 10th grade.
I remember a lot from that year. We made a device to measure refraction of light, did anatomy and other experiments, and communicated with high school students in Korea over the Internet. I enjoyed a panel discussion session by people from companies and university teams. All those experiences gave me a clearer image of studying science.
Also, I got to know a real fact during the camp. I was mistaken that cosmetic companies had nothing to do with science and it’s all about advertising, from what I could tell from ads on TV. What a simple misunderstanding it was ＾＾ I didn’t realize that they also had an “R&D” section until then. I learned that science exists everywhere. I’m going to go back there as a teaching assistant this time because I want to tell them about the attractive world of science. I can’t wait.
Of course, I was pleased to fill it out ＾＾ I wish that you will spend a fruitful four years on this campus!