So last week, I did something wonderful :)
In my engineering class, we split into teams and built an Underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle) that could operate underwater to pick up trash and other objects. We worked on it for about two months: constructing the robot, wiring the control box, waterproofing all the connections, attaching a camera and engineering a device that could pick up garbage. Last week we tested out the robots at our local pier. Seeing our arm move underwater on the tv screen above land was one of the most accomplished feelings I’ve ever felt. I worked together with some of my greatest friends to build something that moves and actually works. It taught me that hard work pays off and even though something seems hard, as long as you don’t give up you can create wonderful things. Now off to college where I can apply these skills towards an engineering degree!
Learn about yourself through learning about the world around you. It’s easiest to start with something that inspires you, something you’re interested in — it will all stem off from there.(made by me)
I am planning on making a series of posters commemorating my favorite scientists. First in the series is Carl Sagan, the astrophysicist and science diplomat who changed the lives of many through inspiring them to pursue and understand science through his professorship at Cornell University and a few other universities, his many books and the Cosmos television series. Not only did he inspire many, he achieved many great fears in astronomy such as being a key component in the Mariner 2 mission which discovered the atmospheric conditions of Venus, hypothesizing the presence of an atmosphere on Europa (a moon of Jupiter) and Titan (a moon of Saturn,) and eventually being proven right. He also worked to create a compilation of music and sounds of Earth to be sent aboard the Voyager mission — PS: if you want to hear a great love story, listen to the NPR story featuring Ann Druyan, how she met Carl Sagan and how they fell in love.
about 6.022 x 10^23
Carbon-12 is the most abundant, and most stable form of carbon accounting for almost 99% of carbon atoms. Carbon is also the building block of life as we know it.
Is this a coincidence? A message reminding us that there is life somewhere in the observable universe? Or a sign that there is a universal constant of life?
This number is also equal to Avragado’s number, one of the most important constants in modern day chemistry.
Electronics jokes, heh.
In the last day I got about 60 new followers, I am glad you all like my blog! Remember to always follow your dreams, no matter what anyone tells you. I have learned from aspiring to be a female in science people WILL try to get you down. But your dreams are more important than the words of the ignorant.
Since there are a lot of you undoubtedly who know nothing about me, I’m going to give a brief biography.
I am a senior in high school who absolutely loves science, mainly physics, astronomy and mathematics. I aspire to become an engineer who specializes in space technology :)
I also stand firmly for equality. Gender equality, racial equality, equality regardless of sexual orientation. Simply; equality for all. There may occasionally be posts regarding feminism, racism or other political issues. But please don’t be scared away!
If there’s anything else anyone wants to know, let me know. I’d be glad to answer any questions.
Keep calm and science on :)