SIMR Program Application Essay

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I want to be a part of the SIMR program because this program is an opportunity for me to develop myself further as a student in the field of science. I am determined to attend the SIMR program because I have a love and curiosity for science. I am a willing student ready for a new type of challenge. This program will help me to learn more in depth about the topics I am already interested in, as well as give me the opportunity to use technologies that would be unavailable otherwise. Currently, I am deeply interested in the field of genetics. My first experience with genetics in a lab setting was in my AP Biology class, where we worked with recombinant plasmids. Because I so thoroughly enjoyed that learning experience, I went online to look at the various applications of genetics, discovering how a world of possibilities still lies in the near future in the field of genetics. DNA is the code for all life as we know it, and now that we have the capability to manipulate it, the applications for genetic biotechnology in tackling genetic diseases and mutations are unbounded. This prospect truly excites me because of its potential to help others. I aspire to be able to help others with the work and research I perform in the field of genetics in the future. My goal is to help contribute …show more content…

I have the academic background to be able to perform successfully in this program, and the ambition to do so. Throughout my high school career, I have taken only the most rigorous and demanding classes. As of now, I have a 4.44 weighted academic GPA, and have scored in the 99th percentile for both the SAT and PSAT. I am a very active student in each of my classes, as well as a fast learner. I am an excellent student not only in the classroom, but also in athletics, in my working life, and in

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