I hadn't given much thought to the ways that technology could help me succeed.
Luckily, my Timothy Smith Computer Center Technology instructor showed me how to use the computer to study for exams, complete homework assignments on time, and prepare better organized, more detailed school projects. I was so excited; I used what I learned to teach my younger sister and brother, too.
My instructor always believed in me and gave me so much support. At his suggestion, I joined the MIT Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (YAA) program. As part of my summer internship, I conducted online research and developed and presented a play at UMass Boston about the expanding size of our Milky Way Galaxy.
I came away from that experience thinking that I’d like to major in mechanical engineering, but knowing that I definitely want to work with people, too. I also have ideas about the type of college I want to attend, the surroundings I want to be exposed to, and the types of people I might meet. Most importantly, I want to give back to my community because of the help that I received.
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