Colleen Calls It: #Sciencemajorproblems
I consider science majors a different breed of people at Towson. Oftentimes we are required to eat, sleep and breathe science to pass our classes. To do well, it is necessary to put in countless hours to study the material and at the end of the day it can still be difficult to get an A on an exam.
You know you’re a science major when your professor hands back an exam and the class average is a 68. Then they go on to explain to you that that average is much higher than they expected it to be. Or much higher than it had been in the past. You feel a twinge of relief, but realize that you still got a D. #Womp.
How about that feeling you get when you write a 23-page lab report to include heavy calculations in Microsoft Word and you get the lab report back and all it says at the top is “rewrite by [insert date here]?” #Defeated.
What about the awkward moment when your chemistry lecture starts to look more like an intro to calculus class. You’re rapidly taking notes but only because you don’t want to mess up the way you think a symbol is supposed to look. #iwasnevergoodatcalc
What about that moment when you are in lab and the professor says “You didn’t get much product, you’re going to have to redo that.” The only problem is it’s already 4:30, lab ends at 5 p.m. and happy hour started 30 minutes ago. #Idratherdrinkabeer.
Or how about in analytical lab when you have been working on titrations for 30 minutes and still cannot seem to not overshoot. You titrate successfully three times and then realize that your numbers are still out of range even though you think you did better. #Looksaredeceiving.
This is for all of the science majors out there that know that it’s like when you walk into Smith Hall motivated and determined, and you walk about with a headache and a ton more work than you bargained for.
This is for all of those science majors that understand the deep-rooted resentment you feel for almost every other major and concentration, even though it is completely unfounded and no one made you choose your major. When you see someone in the library designing a board game you often want to be like “That looks hard. You must be smart. Can you help me balance this equation?”
I was studying for finals this past spring at the library with a few friends. I was learning about the effect of temperature and pH on enzyme function and comparing their graphs. Three cups of coffee in I’m starting to feel better and I ask my friend what he is studying for.
The response “I have to memorize the weights of all these different kinds of paper…” Excuse me? #Masscom majors.
Every major has its struggles. I just think that science majors are smarter. And better looking. OK, I’m just kidding. I’m the only one here who is smarter, and better looking. Let’s be serious.
P.S. What do you do with a dead chemist? BARIUM.