Exploring to know myself and the world
During this year-long project, I learned about genetic engineering. Our team designed a biobrick to enhance microalgal growth. I went with the team to the Institute of hydrobiology, Chinese academy of sciences in Wuhan to improve our proposal. In the last October, I went to attend the giant jamboree in Boston, presenting our research and experimental results while learning about researches of world-class universities. Through this experience, my understanding of biology is no longer limited to textbook knowledge. I get to know more about the current application and prospect of biotechnology, involve in the process of identifying and solving real-life problems, and met people who are passionate about biology.
College application is a process of planning the future, but also a process of reflecting the past life experience. It forces me to look back on what I have done and gained while thinking who I am and what characteristics I have. I continually questioned and doubted myself through this stressful process. However, only when we have a deep understanding of ourselves and our past, can we make progress towards the future.