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Welcome to my website! My name is Michael Sherman and I am excited to begin sharing with you my thoughts on Science in Public. I am a 1st year student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and I have chosen to study Applied Mathematics. I have always been interested in the intricacies of math since my first day of high school and cannot wait to study the subject in a more professional setting. My goal in life is to become a math professor at a prestigious university so I cannot wait to start delving into the incredible classes that Georgia Tech has to offer. I am also excited to connect my love for math with our theme for this term because I have always enjoyed talking about science in pop culture in the public setting.
In addition to my love of math and science, I am also an athlete. In the past, I have lead my cross country and track and field teams as their captain and enjoy running along rivers and in the mountains. You will never see me pass up a game of Ultimate Frisbee and I also enjoy rock climbing. Additionally, I am an Eagle Scout and the values I learned throughout my career in scouting, such as being trustworthy, loyal, and helpful, have followed me everywhere I go.
I am enthralled that we get to talk about such a great topic this semester and I cannot wait to hear what my classmates have to say regarding science in public.
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