My name is Victor Wang and I will be entering the 12th grade at Great Neck South High School this fall. Honestly speaking, I am very excited to be a senior and I know I am going to have a lot of fun these next few months. I am well aware of the increased work-load that comes with being a senior but I am certain that the next year will also be a very memorable one.

Ever since I was little, I've always enjoyed my science classes. However, it wasn't until my sophomore year when I found my niche in the world of physics. I think it is very cool, for lack of a better word, that the physical world can be described with a seemingly never-ending series of mathematical formulas and equations. Last summer, I was fortunate enough to have been able to do research at the Garcia Center, a polymer lab located in the Old Engineering Building, also at Stony Brook University. My project there, however, constituted mainly of qualitative analyses and while I thought it was really neat to be able to apply the knowledge I learned in the classroom in an actual lab setting, I was slightly disappointed in the more limited amount of mathematical applications. I am especially looking forward to working in the Laser Teaching Center this summer to perhaps expand my knowledge, explore my interests, and possibly engage in a different, more exciting type of research.

Victor Wang
June 2006
Laser Teaching Center