Into the abyss

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This is me, by the way. And also the universe.

So how did I end up here, doing Independent Research in Science? I guess the credit goes to to Dr. Dickinson, Mr. Brady, Mrs. Shadburne and Ms. Sutfin for pushing me off into the abyss. Honestly though, Julie Sutfin, my physics teacher last year, was the one who convinced me.

I loved physics, and she told me about IRIS after a test. I worked on a research project in middle school about schizophrenia, and it was hands down my favorite project in three years.

So I told my mom; to say she was on board would be an understatement. My dad was a little more reserved; he thought it might be too much. But we made a deal that if it was, I would talk to Ms. Cosic about it.

Anyway, my name is Chloë King, and I’m a sophomore. The idea of IRIS is to team up with a scientist in St. Louis, or my “mentor,” to work on a research project with them. Then, at the end of the year, I present all my findings at science fairs, including the Kirkwood Science Fair.

I’ll tell you all about that, when it’s interesting. But I get it, not many people want to sit down and read about one experiment every week. So, I’ll also write about the new and interesting breakthroughs happening around the world.

What would you like me to write about in my next post?

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Consider this. Did you know one reason soldiers march is because it calms them down to walk in sync? What about how you don’t have memory from being a baby because your brain decided walking was more important?

People are constantly discovering how our world works, and unless we actively seek the discoveries out, we wouldn’t even know. So you don’t have to like science class to read about reality, you just have to be curious.