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Name: Zichen F.

Hometown: Nanchang, China

Anticipated Major(s): Cognitive Science

Anticipated Minor(s): Film & Media Studies

How did you discover Hopkins and why did you decide to apply ED? My high school is in Maryland and I got the chance to visit Hopkins. I fall in love with this school at the first glance. I love the lab, library, and atmosphere here.

If you could teach one class at Hopkins, what would it be? (already exists or invented by you!) I would like to teach the creative writing class at Hopkins since I love science fictions! I believe sometimes the scientific innovations are inspired by the creative imaginations in writing.

Is there a quote or motto that inspires you? What is it and what does it mean to you? “Make time for civilization, for civilization won’t make time.” from the Three-Bodies Problem. This book is one of my favorite books and I especially love this quote. This reminds me that I should always live with quality and meaning, rather than spending time for nothing.

What do you hope to get involved in on campus? I wish I could develop both of my academic and social abilities on campus, thus I would like to get involved in the research projects and school activities. I would like to learn more knowledge as well as more people.

What crazy invention would you love to design? I would love to design those extensions of human body, such as the neuro-connected robotic arms or even the suit. (Yes, Iron Man!)