Note: This plan may or may not get used, but (in my opinion) is a simpler, more elegant plan.   Exposition: Introductions (Name, occupation, should take about 10-15 secs) Rising Action: Brief summary of the Challenger disaster Climax: Act out Feynman’s O-ring experiment Falling Action/Resolution: Just sit down for effect. It’ll have to be on the floor, as […]

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It’s a few weeks into the Eminent project now, and things are going pretty smoothly. I have a rough speech outline, and have successfully conducted my Eminent Interview. I’d like to talk about my research and interview for this document of learning. As of this past weekend, I have a new source at my disposal: […]

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My career is nanosystems/nanotechnology engineer. It’s kind of ambiguous, as there are many types of nanotechnology. However, I think I have a good idea of what’s in store. Wise nugs: Being really good at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a must. You should also have a good understanding of all three main areas of science (bio, […]

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Keep in mind that this outline is a general idea, and that there will most likely be several changes made during the creation of the actual speech. Edit: After a bit of inspiration, I’ve decided I might use a completely different plan instead.  Exposition: -Upbringing (Father nurtures curiosity, learning about physics at young age, science […]

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After reading Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” and watching Chandler Tuttle’s “2081”, I can safely say that both forms of media told the story effectively in their own ways. However, when asked which medium is the best based on both works, I find myself unable to make a decision one way or another. Fortunately for me, […]

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For my Eminent project this year, I’ve decided to look at Richard Feynman, a theoretical physicist. Feynman was born in 1918, in a town on the outskirts of New York City. He grew up with a passion for machines and studying the way the world worked, a passion reinforced by his father’s encouragement of curiosity. Some […]

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I believe that the main theme shown in David Suzuki’s “Racism” is that racism and bigotry take many different forms in modern society, and that we should try to stop it even if we aren’t the targets. The new idea that I took away, however, is that just because someone is targeted by racism does not mean […]

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The main idea that I took away from our discussions on these short stories/speeches is that first impressions and stereotypes are rarely accurate enough to judge by, and that looking past them will reveal a greater truth. This idea is found in works by all three covered writers. It’s found in Stuart McLean’s “Emil” when Morley […]

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It has often been said that “money can’t buy happiness.” But in Stuart McLean’s short story, “Emil”, Morley discovers an exception to the rule: that money can buy happiness through being given to someone else out of kindness. Early in the story, Morley offers Emil some money. When Emil turns down her money, Morley realizes […]

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Book: Life of Pi   I’m impressed at how Pi (then Piscine) manages to come up with a plan to rid himself of the insulting nickname of “Pissing” while feeling the pain of being bullied by his entire school. The scene shows that while Pi is hurt by the bullying, he’s resilient enough to push […]

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