STEM Punk

21-Day GRE Prep: Days 4 to 6

21-Day GRE Prep: Days 4-6

I began to feel more confident about doing well on the GRE verbal.  I fell behind schedule with my GRE math practice. I will write additional posts on the individual question types, such as Text Completion, including more...

Picture of Fernando De La Torre

STEM Punk Minute: Fernando De La Torre

Name: Fernando De La Torre Major: Microbiology School: San Diego Mesa College, UCLA (Fall 2015 Transfer Student) Why did you choose a STEM major? I always liked science, but I didn’t pursue it until something caught my eye. It wasn’t something...

21-Day GRE Prep: Days 1 to 3

21-Day GRE Prep: Days 1-3

These first few days I felt a bit of panic about taking the exam despite the fact that my summer preparation went well.  Notwithstanding my active anxiety, I stayed focused on making progress. I’ve listed below the videos...

biochemistry student Hai Nguyen

STEM Punk Minute: Hai Nguyen

Name: Hai Nguyen Major: Biochemistry School: San Diego Mesa College Why did you choose a STEM major? I’m really good at science courses, so that’s why. I want to go into the medical field because I love to...

Removing red dye before testing pottery for iron

Lab Photo: That’s Not Iron

This photo is from an independent study project during which the iron content was determined for various pottery samples. There was an expectation that the red pottery might have iron as iron oxides are known to impart a...

Samantha Barrera, Biochemistry

STEM Punk Minute: Samantha Barrera

Name: Samantha Barrera Major: Biochemistry School: San Diego Mesa College, Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program Why did you choose a STEM major? I like science. I also knew that there would always be a job that pays well....

Ahmed Mowlana, electrical engineering student

STEM Punk Minute: Mowlana Ahmed

Name: Mowlana Ahmed Major: Electrical Engineering School: San Diego City College Why did you choose a STEM major? I am very good at math and physics, and I wanted to make toys that would help get kids excited...

STEM student Johnathan Orozco

STEM Punk Minute: Jonathan Orozco

Name: Jonathan Orozco Major: Electrical Engineering School: San Diego City College Why did you choose a STEM major? In middle school I wanted to make my own boombox. I wanted to know how speakers worked and how batteries worked. ...