Thank You Letters

MaryElizabeth Petrie

Program of Emphasis: Physics

Hometown: Harrisburg, PA

High School: Central Dauphin East Senior HS

Why I chose to attend Juniata: I chose to attend Juniata College because I really liked the sense of community here and how helpful everyone is. The support system here has really helped me grow as a person and is helping me achieve my goals.

Clubs and Organizations: Women in Physics Advocacy Club - I am the current president of this club. The purpose of this club is to provide support to other women in physics and we are also involved in outreach. Women's Club Rugby - My sophomore year I was the match secretary, so I planned our schedule by communicating with other teams as well as the union we play for. I am currently the wing captain, so I plan and run practices and lead the team on the field. Society of Physics Students - I have been part of this club since my sophomore year. I help out at club events such as Physics Phun Night. Juniata Activities Board - I was a member of this club for my freshman and sophomore years.

Internship: I participated in Penn State's REU for Soft Materials during the summer of 2013. I got research experience in molecular modeling and learned what it is like to be a graduate student. I also learned how to give a scientific presentation and how to communicate research.

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