My face, which had been sweltering under the scorching sun, suddenly felt a bash of chilly wind that tumbled down the lush green hill. The hill, patched with few settlements, was so serene that it almost felt lifeless. Cherishing these exulting refreshments from mother nature and cursing the excruciating heat, I dragged my exhausted legs up the step inclination. Finally, I reached a small community. There, the lifestyle was primitive, but the hospitality was heartwarming and the cleanliness was meticulous. Just lying there would have felt amazing, but wasting no time, I whipped out a pen and started jotting down some observations. This was my first field visit in course of preparing a report on the environment of Nepal.
This research endeavor, like any other, has taught me that even highly specialized tasks demand some knowledge on a vast array of topics. If I wasn't able to understand the native language, the task would have been extremely ...view middle of the document...
I loved the description about the classes such as Descartes’ philosophy, game theory, Socrates, and democracy and education. Because of the small classes at University of Richmond, I would be able to discuss a lot with brilliant professors and interested classmates. Since the university is very diverse, I would be able to share with learn from friends of various backgrounds. From what I have managed to learn, the university’s academia is very challenging, so I would be working hard and growing every day.
As the semesters progress, I would be taking more and more classes from my intended major, physics, and It is a well-known fact that University of Richmond has an awesome physics department. What really surprised me about University of Richmond, more than anything else, is that such an amazing team of professors focus extensively on undergraduate physics. For a while, I assumed that these facilities are for doctoral candidates and other graduate students.
Analyzing cosmic background radiations, while working with Professor Emory Bunn’s, to understand the nature of a very young universe and discussing with him the ideas behind his QUBIC telescope would provide me great opportunities to learn about numerous topics on astrophysics. From research projects and classes of Professor Gerard Gilfoyle, I would learn a lot about theories on quarks and other sub atomic particles. Since I am interested in particle physics and astrophysics, getting to work with them would make me very happy. Other departments too would help me satisfy my thirst for knowledge, while improving my abilities. For instance, working with Professor Michael Kerckhove on differential geometry or taking his classes would help me in understanding the mathematical nature of space time continuum.
As I packed my bag, to leave the tranquility of village and return to the bustling city, a group of women approached me and asked when the drinking water would be supplied to their village. I felt very sad for them, and had to say that I had no idea. I might not be constructing water pipelines to villages, but having acquired University of Richmond’s education, I would dedicate the rest of my life in making my society more productive.