My name is Quynh, a second year in Chemical Engineering. I am an international ambassador at UC, and I’m from Vietnam.
One little fun thing about me is that I love math. Math has always been my best subject, and I literally do math for fun. I am working on a research project for UC’s Math Department, and this project is also in collaboration with Bridgewater State University. My responsibilities are to create a population model for dengue fever, which is a system of 14 differential equations, solve and simulate that using Python.
I was just in Calculus 1 when I started doing this, and I had no idea what I was supposed to do with the model. So, I decided to take Ordinary Differential Equation, which meant I skipped Calculus 2 and Multi-variable Calculus. It was such a big jump. I didn’t have to pay for that class and didn’t get any credit either, but it was so much fun, and I learned a lot from that.
Doing research is not crazy difficult or unattainable, but it does require commitment: a lot of time and effort. But you know, as long as you love what you are doing, there is nothing impossible.
I spend most of my time on campus, going to class, doing homework or attending some club meetings. You may see me somewhere, maybe standing in line, for example, waiting for my croissant at Burger King (I love croissants at Burger King, highly recommend!) Come and say hi!