Neuroscience for the World

Scholarship Entrant: Meredith from 5032 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Meredith: 1

I have always been interested in how the world works. I remember sitting in the car one day and inquiring to my mother about why cars did not explode due to all the air that was blown in by the vents. I used to sit on my front porch and catch caterpillars in jars so I could watch them climb over the obstacles I placed inside.
Because of this curiosity, many of my favorite classes have been in the sciences, and I enjoyed taking advanced courses in science and math throughout high school. When it was time to decide what my college major would be, I knew I wanted to study a scientific field but had a difficult time choosing just one of the biology, chemistry, or physics majors. I then discovered that the field of neuroscience combines aspects of science, math, psychology, and even computer science, and I was eager to have a way to continue studying many different fields while working toward a specific college degree. I became excited to study the functions of the brain and decided to major in neuroscience.
My dream job would be to work as a neuroscience researcher after college. I hope to learn about the structure and function of the brain so that I can help find the cure for neurodegenerative diseases and help advance technologies such as artificial intelligence to improve human lives. In order to reach this goal, I will be majoring in neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon University.

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