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Thinking about the future a lot lately

What do I want to do?

I’m quite happy in my program, Nanotechnology Engineering.

I like teaching people stuff.

I like being around people.

I like making discoveries.

I like making art, and writing, and crafts in general.

I like working with other people, and social justice, and contributing.

I want to make a difference.

I don’t want to be isolated.

I think superconductivity is super cool.

I like the ideas of integrating different fields.

I like innovation and entrepreneurship.

So many paths. So many choices.

So it has been brought to my attention this summer that physics AND chemistry both claim quantum mechanics originates from within their subject. My favourite crazy physicist from UNB, Ben Newling, first came across quantum in chemistry, and that’s why he started out in that field. I always saw it from the physics side. Anyways, when I looked at my classes for Nanotech Engineering I was a little disappointed about the amount of physics, especially quantum mechanics, that is taught throughout my five years. Therefor, I was presently surprised that my third chemistry lecture was full of quantum mechanics, and even talks about the double slit experiment. I didn’t realize to the extent this is true until today. I pretty much spent all day deciphering the chemistry notes and examples my bogged down brain had been incapable of grasping on Friday. Gah, this is fantastic.