Jack likes to further pursue scientific research by participating in science fairs! He is also a member of the science, math, and engineering clubs. He is involved in the Boy Scouts and likes to stay active by going kayaking.
What is your favorite subject in school?:
My favorite school subject is science. I enjoy physics and biology the most because of how they help me understand and think about the world.
What career do you want to pursue and why?:
I would like to be a computational biologist because that would combine my love of math and science to solve interesting problems.
Why did you enter in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge?:
Just knowing the science isn't enough! You have to be able to communicate your ideas to others so they can learn and apply what you know. I enjoy competing in science fairs and sharing with and learning from my competitors. I figured this challenge is a great way to practice my skills and also share my solution to the problem of low head dam drownings.
What do you enjoy most about science?:
There is always more to learn. You can always dig deeper into whatever subject fascinates you. The scientific method is awesome because it is a way to test your ideas about what is happening!
What science accomplishment are you the most proud of?:
I recently did a comparative study of the ecotoxicity of nano and bulk metal oxides on the marine bacteria Vibrio fischeri and the freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna. It was such a thrill to be the first person to see some of my results! I am looking forward to presenting my findings at the 3M competition as one of the nation's top ten finalists!