Example Of Science Personal Statement

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I have been interested in science since my early childhood and my passion and thirst for scientific knowledge and discovery has followed me into adulthood. In high school I discovered the incredible world of chemistry and how the field has impacted the world in areas ranging from medicine to energy. Due to my great interests in chemistry I decided to pursue a degree in the science, in hopes to one day become a research chemist. I enrolled in McNeese State University in 2013 and am currently in my junior year. During my stay at McNeese, I’ve managed to maintain an excellent academic standing while conducting scientific research outside the classroom. Science consists of both theory and experimentation, and for one to truly master this remarkable …show more content…
Throughout my undergraduate career I’ve been involved in different areas of research relating to chemistry and biology. I’ve worked with my professors and other students on various projects and have acquired skills that are critical for my future career. The research that I have done with my professors and peers has allowed me to experience the everyday life of a scientific researcher and both the joys and the struggles that researchers face. I gained much needed hand on experience and have witness the operation of various scientific instruments used by chemists to measure and or interpret data about various substances. While conducting my microbiology research I learned important laboratory techniques, such as the aseptic technique, which is used in both medical and research labs. I also learned different ways to conduct experiments in order to justify your results. Last semester when I did research with a group that wanted to analyze and quantify heavy metals in various species of rice and bean samples I was able to learn how to use microwave digestion to prepare the samples for analysis. In addition to the preparation of the samples I learned how the ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy) detects and quantifies various metals in a given sample. Being able to learn these various techniques and having …show more content…
My previous research experience will allow me to be successful in your program. The tools that I have learned from my undergraduate research would not only prove valuable in this program but will also be extremely important in my future career as a researcher. I would be greatly honored to be chosen to join a research group in your program; I will use the knowledge gained from your program in graduate school and beyond. After I complete my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry I plan to pursue a PHD in a subfield of the science, such as organic chemistry. After I complete my PhD my dream would be to work for a company’s R&D department. I ultimately hope to work in drug discovery so that I can help develop new compounds that can be used to treat

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