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Eric Seabron

Eric Seabron


Background:

Hello, my name is Eric Seabron and I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I have had a gift with mathematics ever since I was in elementary school. I knew my whole times table by the 3rd grade, and as I matured through high school, so did my abilities in mathematics. However, math becomes very boring by itself, and I soon got bored with it. Then, in 11th grade I grew very fond of science.  My favorite science, of course, became physics due to its strong grounding in mathematics. When searching for colleges my senior year, my dream school was MIT because I wanted to enroll in their engineering physics program very badly.  However, it was not meant to be.  Fortunately, I did make the cut at my other four universities, the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Chicago.  Ironically, after being rejected by MIT, I ultimately choose the University of Chicago, which does not have an engineering or engineering physics program, but has a good general physics program.  I plan on majoring in general physics at the University of Chicago and eventually obtaining my graduate degrees (MS and PhD) in engineering or applied physics.  Eventually, with the help of APS I will make a major contribution to the field of Applied Physics.