by Philip Kendall
I was surprised at how enthralling this project was. I found staring at a picture of a protein structure fascinating. I was intrigued by the alpha-helices and beta-pleated sheets of a protein involved in a disease that I did not know existed. Of something that I picked because it was at the top of a lost of genetic diseases. I could have spent my time playing video games, watching television, even doing other homework, but I chose to do this project. I chose to do it because I wanted to learn about the disease. I was not concerned about presenting. I just wanted to know everything about this disease. The energy that I developed for this assignment was surprising, and even caught me off guard. It seems that science is the field for me to work in.