I’m a little late to the forum, oh well
i think my main issue is that I’m worried I’ve reached too high in terms of schools and that I’m going to have screwed my self over. I really specifically want to do green-inorganic chemistry I know for a fact so I’m hoping that me already knowing want I want to do and being very specific with it will help me? Who knows, but any thoughts are appreciated!
Undergrad Institution: Small Regional Public School
Minor(s): Liberal ArtsGPA in Major: 3.2Overall GPA: 3.4Type of Student: Domestic, MaleGRE Scores (revised)Q: 165(94)V: 156(62)W: 4.5(82)S: N/AResearch Experience:
I’ve done research since spring semester when I was a freshman I worked in a pchem materials group for a year and helped to design some lab experiments on environmental and green Chem. Then I switched groups to do organic synthesis, designed some curriculum around green chemistry as well and now do medicinal synthesis. I also have done two summer internships (one in a food science QC/product development lab, one in solid state chemistry R&D)
Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, etc...)
I’ve done lab and reagent prep along with lab and instrument trouble shooting for the department as a job for 3 years and now I’ve started doing SI/tutoring/Coteaching a chemistry class for health professions majors this year
Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:
I’ve been really active at my school in general. Had a lot of ambassador positions and sat on some committees(part of the reason for my lower GPA in retrospect but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
I’ve led our student ACS Chapter for 2 years and been an officer for 3.
I’ve done a lot of student outreach specifically for STEM/Chem and have set up and designed some demos and events on my own. Special Bonus Points:
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ i should have really good letters all around. All three profs know me really well and like me and have worked with me closely.
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (can you guess my favorite emoticon?)
My GPA is loser than most but it has a very solid upward trend so maybe that will help me out some. Applying to Where:
-Uni of KY
-Uni Of Oregon
-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
-Brown University (my number 1, I’m in love with a lot of the schools aspects and there’s a professor there whose work I think is some of the coolest chemistry I’ve been exposed to)
- Uni of Minnesota
-Uni of Washington