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FAQ

Name: Sara E.

Hometown: University Park, MD

Anticipated Major(s): Physics and/or Engineering

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? I’ve been interested in Hopkins since the third grade when I started participating in its Center for Talented Youth Programs. Yet I committed to applying ED after I attended a Women in STEM event my junior year. Visiting Hackerman Hall then I became excited about the possibility of working on the fascinating robotics projects I saw there.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” This quote by Bill Watterson, the author of the “Calvin and Hobbes” series, reminds me to keep things in proper perspective. It is, after all, an impossibly large universe.

What are you most excited to do in Baltimore? I am excited about trying the food in Baltimore, and also touring its museums. Whenever I visited my grandfather there he would take me to the most interesting places to eat. Whether it was the Inner Harbor, Fell’s Point, or his favorite hole-in-the-wall, the food was always delicious! I’m also excited to visit the diverse museums in the Baltimore area.

What crazy invention would you love to design? Growing up in a family that tends toward tardiness, in moments of waiting I’d dream of how great it would be to have a TARDIS– the time and space travel machine from the show “Doctor Who.” I grew up watching the show and believing that designing something like it would involve the physics and engineering concepts I’m most interested in. Regardless, I’d love to design something that could help me get places on time.