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S.E.P. Week 6 – Alicia

July 3, 2013

I am a contradiction in terms: left to its own devices, my brain tries hard to work out patterns in the universe, but yet I am not particularly gifted at systems-thinking. When I first enrolled in college, I knew that … Continued

S.E.P. Week 5 – Alicia

June 24, 2013

It’s hard to believe that the program is more than halfway over! Although we were free from seminars on Monday and Wednesday, on Friday we had the opportunity to meet Dr. Wilbert Smith, the author of Hole in the Head. … Continued

S.E.P. Week 4 – Alicia

June 17, 2013

  We have a physics test in less than two days, and I have barely studied. Tonight I came into the lounge and immediately heard the clamoring – someone expressed their desire for a luscious chocolate cake. I heard someone … Continued

S.E.P. Week 3 – Alicia

June 10, 2013

Week three has been hectic. This weekend, we awoke before 4:40am to volunteer at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and all week long we have been preparing for lots of assignments – next week we have a … Continued

S.E.P. Week 2 – Alicia

June 3, 2013

I’ve noticed that a lot of the conversation after (and outside of) class focuses on the particularities of a professor’s instruction style- complaints, critiques, compliments, so on and so forth. At the beginning of the program, I will admit that … Continued

S.E.P. Week 1 – Alicia

May 28, 2013

“We can use physics to describe the movement of organic molecules through space,” Dr D. explained on the first day of class. “We can use physics to describe the movements of other life forms. And ultimately, it would theoretically be … Continued

About Alicia

May 20, 2013

My name is Alicia Chen and I’m a junior psychology major at UNC Chapel Hill. I hail from the lovely City of Oaks – Raleigh, NC, and am here at SEP to find out what I’d like to do and … Continued