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MIT student blogger Bryan O. '07

A Re-Introduction of Sorts by Bryan

Hi, my name is Bryan.

When I was in kindergarten, I failed dance class. Good thing that failure did not determine the rest of my academic career.

Fast forward 16 years and here I am a senior at MIT. Interesting how that happens. Somewhere in between kindergarten and senior year, I realized that dance was not my thing and I enjoyed robots and derivatives instead.

Now I think an important question is how did I end up here at MIT? Well, let’s take a ride in my virtual time machine and look back on some of my science experiments:

2nd Grade: Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over?

6th Grade: Making insulation out of household materials

11th Grade: KRASTY

Now Krasty deserves a description. Back in AP Chem, me and my friends all sat in the same column of desks in class and proclaimed ourselves the cool row. After every experiment, we decided that we’d deposit a little bit of our experiment into a small beaker. We named him Krasty. At the end of the semester, Krasty had actually become gold. We’re currently waiting on a patent. Ca-ching! (The last three sentences are false; perhaps the Department of Alchemy can do one step better?)

Perhaps this is why? Or maybe had MIT heard about this they’d send me packing.

Now here I am in college in probably one of the most interesting science experiments of my entire life. Three years ago, I was dropped off here by my mom and she said, “Go ahead, son. You’re in college now.” Here’s the catch. It’s MIT, a place with as many things to see and do as Walt Disney World.

So far in my little trip down Infinity Lane, I decided to major in mechanical engineering, minor in biomedical engineering, join a fraternity, and try to engineer the human body on a microchip to name a few.

So if I were to describe my experience here like I’d describe a science experiment, I guess you could say:

Step 1: Arrive.
Step 2: Do.
Step 3: Graduate.

Simply said, not easily done. But that’s what college is about. I’m still figuring it out myself, but I hope over the next course of the year, we can get to know each other, and I can introduce you to my world at MIT. I hope my blog becomes an open dialogue between me and you; feel free to ask me anything.

Oh, and by the way, my name is Bryan. How do you do?

8 responses to “A Re-Introduction of Sorts”

  1. JKim says:

    What’s your middle name?

  2. Bryan says:

    Funny you ask that JKim, I actually have two middle names because my mom couldn’t make up her mind. They are David and Charles.

  3. thekeri says:

    Ooh, two middle names. Fun.

    Why are you always following me? ^_^

  4. Paul Mensah says:

    You are so lucky im a senior right now in high school and i want to get in MIT. I Dont know what my chances are though.

  5. Minh says:

    I’m doing fine, thank you. smile
    Pleasure hanging out with you last night.

  6. Vinita says:

    Read up most of your blogs and I think you are an awesome blogger. Keep up the good work mano. I’m applying to MIT too, and that’s what made me poke my nose so deep into this site. Would be a pleasure meeting all you people IF at all I get through.

    Oh, and by the way, my name is Vinita. How do you do? =P

  7. Atul says:

    i’ve said it before n i’ll say it again.. brilliant blog ! i’m applying to MIT as well.. really looking forward to meeting you IF i make it there !

  8. Vinita says:

    Hmm….I DO start a trend, don’t I? =P