Personal Statement Of Experiencing Computer Science And Math

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Experiencing computer science and mathematics at BC has inspired me and sparked a passion. I take so much pride in my study of Math and Computer Science because I can see the need and potential for computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in society; they are essential. One of my first realizations of this was through the Mcnair Exploratory Program. An undergraduate research program; Mcnair 's goal is to give underrepresented minorities a chance to experience research under the supervision of a faculty Mentor. My research of transcendental numbers in economics taught me how computers can play a huge role in most academic areas. My research was a way for me to tie computer science into a research topic based on math and social science; …show more content…
I volunteered as a tutor at Saint Mary 's bridge Home through the PULSE program this year. Working with a population of disenfranchised youth at Saint mary 's center taught me one key lesson that I would like to bring to the Student Technology Specialist position; Computer Science and Math is for everyone. No matter who it is or what type of school system they have been subjected to, If you have a passion you can lean. Wrestling with STEM study alongside these children taught me the only thing between perceived ‘STEM people’ and ‘regular people’ is fictitious; any one can learn with passion. As an eagle Tech I would work not only to develope my own passion but to spread my knowledge and empower others to find and follow their …show more content…
Mary 's Bridge Home has changed me at a crucial point in my life. As a mentor, tutor, and caretaker to children who have been victims of abuse and neglect I saw, first hand and for one of the first times, an altruistic meaning I my education. PULSE confronted me with the question of ‘What 's the point?’ relative to education. My response was that I am here as a privileged individual at Boston College for others; particularly those less privileged. For six hours twice a week I would make my way to Dorchester and be with children who society has not given a fair chance; because of this they lacked the soft skills essential to achieving in school. Lending a hand up to these children fostered qualities of stewardship in me that were lying dormant; and developed a passion for teaching that will last a

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