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Please list any science or science-related activities you have participated in other than those classes listed on your high school transcript (750 character limit):

For your essay, please read the article by Freeman Hrabowski at

Hrabowski argues that science education can improve national economy and the overall well being of citizens. However, he also identifies obstacles in meeting those goals. Please write a two-page essay (double-spaced) addressing all of the following:

  • Explain which piece of data presented concerns you most.

  • Give a specific illustration of why that concern is important drawing from your own experiences with your school, family, and/or community.

  • Explain specifically what you believe should happen to overcome this obstacle.

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