I hate chances, but here I go

<p>I HATE chance threads. But I am doing because I want to get good advises from people like jessiahl and mootmom. Sorry!!</p>

<p>Indian Male
Religion: Srivaishnava/Bhramin (Indian for yall)
High School: Public</p>

<p>GPA - Unweighted: 4.00
Class Rank: 3 / 494</p>

<p>SAT I Math: 800
SAT I Critical Reading: 710
SAT I Writing: 760
SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC): 800
SAT II Biology - E: 790
SAT II Physics: 760</p>

<p>AP Loads:
Sophomore yr:
- AP Stats: 5
- AP Euro His: 5
Junior yr:
- AP Calc A/B: 5
- AP Bio: 5
- AP Phys B: 4
- APUSH: 5
Senior yr:
- AP Calc B/C
- AP Chemestry
- AP Lit/Comp</p>

<p>(*We have a lot of AP courses at school, but I didn't take them because I was too busy with ECs. I only used up all math and science courses.)

<p>Significant Extracurriculars:
1) Ecological Studies: Biological Studies/Work at/regarding Ulistac; Ecological Conference at Sacramento; Self Mycological Research at Ulistac; Research with prof at UCLA!
2) Chess: Member of USCF; Peninsula Chess Center Student; Lessons with UCLA Chess Champ</p>

<p>Leadership positions: MonteBelloRidge Club Officer (MBR); Norcal Leader of Ecology Team
Unofficial Priest of Livermoore Temple;
Creator and President of Chess club in school</p>

<p>Volunteer/Service Work:
Volunteer at Ulistac Grounds; Hymn preacher at Livermoore Temple(Youngest!! Religion is very important! I also learn from my gramps); Senior member of The Tech Museum of Innovation</p>

<p>Honors and Awards:
Eco-Award; Synopsis Science Fair winner; ISEF semi-finalist; AMC10 School Champ/AIME Qualifier;Stanford Math Tournament (Organized a team myself!); Dep.Awards; Signature Award; Renessalar Medal; USABO; Tech Challenge Winner</p>

<p>Summer programs:
SuMAC (10th);
SSP in Junior summer!</p>

<p>How far did you get with USABO?</p>

<p>semifinalist . . . score: 27</p>

<p>BUMP..............comon peoples!!</p>

<p>Pretty good. You have shown passion in biology and chess, and grades/scores look good. BTW, you've competed in the Synopsys Science Fair and Stanford Math Tournament so you're probably from the Bay Area. May I know what school?</p>

<p>Adrian Wilcox hs. Not so popular...</p>

<p>what do you mean you origanized a Stanford Math Tournament team by your self. shouldn't that be organized by students anyways?
how did you do for SMT? AMC ,AIME?</p>

<p>AMC 10 i got a score of 121
AIME i got a score of 3</p>

<p>My school never knew about SMT. I had to get permissoin from the councelor ect, to organize a team representing wilcox hs and compete.</p>

<p>yeah, i hate when teachers don't bother taking initiative to help students, so that the students have to arrange EVERYTHING: good practice, but gets frustrating. our math club advisor doesn't do anything (students sign up for the tests, enter scores, write the emails) so we basically have to arrange all most contests by ourselves ( we have hundreds of people taking CAML, Mandelbrot every month. officers collect the tests, grade them, and then organized them, while trying not to get papercuts XP) SMT was back to back with the the madhatter at SJSU and JETS so some other schools decided not to go, so we have to arrange things for people from other school to go and add them into our teams. it was soo fun though!!! too bad most of the people from my school left before awards and wasn't there for the tiebeakers...( you don't get much hw time left with contests on both days of the weekend XP and that is why we always leave early.. then SOMEONE(cough* club president * cough) gets mad at us for leaving to him go up like 10 times to be to sometimes a girl, and sometimes a guy . lol. maybe i'll see you at SMT next year with a MIT sweatshirt or something xP ... gosh those yummy slices of pizza went fast</p>

<p>you know that mootmom is from this area right?</p>

<p>no, I didn't know that.
I am mostly interested in Ecology and biological stuff. I can tell by your enthusiastic replies that you are more into math. haha. I see very few people like that. If you want to, I suggest you email me if you want to discuss stats.</p>

<p>For now, I would people to chance me!!! Comon!!! so many views and not so many replies!!!WTH!!</p>

<p>hurry! now everyone, either keep on viewing this thread, or keep on posting unrelated messages.</p>

<p>I'm flattered that you want my advice. :)</p>

<p>Your stats are fine. Your research experience is a plus. I, despite being an atheist myself, am impressed by your commitment to your religion, which seems to go beyond the norm. Your commitment to chess is good, as is the fact that you created the chess club at your school yourself. You have an interest in math, it would appear, in addition to your ecology interest, and diversity of academic interests is useful in modern science and engineering. All in all, what you've posted here is good.</p>

<p>One thing I will point out, which you may already realize - the MIT biology program is very much not focused on ecology. If ecology is what you want to study, there are certainly bio classes that you should take, but you'd probably want your major to be something like 1-E (environmental engineering) or the environmental science track of 12 (earth, atmospheric, and planetary science).</p>

<p>haha. yea, I realized that. I wanted to actually reside in the engineering field. Most probably environmental engineering, or even biomed engineering. At the worst case, or at the best for my dad, i might become a computer engineer. So annoying. I swear my dad is going to kill me if I don't take up computer engineering. oh well, I just want to persue my dreams . . .</p>

or even biomed engineering


<p>Biomedical engineering is a minor. On one hand this might be nice for you, because you could do, say, environmental engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering (or, if your dad is going to be a jerk about it and not let you go otherwise, EECS with a minor in biomedical engineering). On the other, I wanted to make sure you understood it wasn't a major.</p>

<p>BIOLOGICAL engineering is a major. But to get that major, you have to take a LOT of tough classes that aren't ecological/environmental - statistical thermo, biomechanics, genetics, cellular bio, and biomolecular kinetics, among others.</p>

<p>Now, one thing offered by that department that you might really like is the minor program in toxicity and environmental health.</p>

<p><a href="http://web.mit.edu/be/education/ugrad-minor.htm#tox%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://web.mit.edu/be/education/ugrad-minor.htm#tox&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>erm, also, I forgot to mention that I translated small vedic scriptures to english with the help of gramps . . . does that count too? Its published in a well known newspaper in India run by my other gramps.</p>