Apply to Johns Hopkins.
Hey there! I'm Jordan M.
from Succasunna, New Jersey, and YOU
should come to Johns Hopkins. Why? I'll explain it to you shortly. Patience.
I'm a neuroscience / computer-science dual major, and I haven't ruled out the possibility of adding a robotics minor from the LCSR program as well before heading off to medical school. Or, at least, such is the plan right now. If it changes, I'll be sure to let you know immediately.
, I'm a bit of an 'order'-freak -- though I know I can't live up to her quality of forum-post formatting. What follows is my (comparatively weak) attempt to make my page look as good as hers.
Why Johns Hopkins?
Chances are you've heard the name "Johns Hopkins" before. That's because it's a world-leading reseearch institution in both healthcare-related as well as not healthcare-related
fields. Perhaps you recognize the names Woodrow Wilson, Adam Riess, Daniel Shectman...
, all Nobel Prize winners who have roots at Johns Hopkins.
Or maybe you're more familiar with the baby-health-scale created by Hopkins graduate Apgar
, or the New Yorkian Bloomberg
, or Nightmare on Elm Street
director Wes Craven
-- all Hopkins alumni.
Hopkins is a truly exceptional college, home to the first academy of music ever established in America
as well as some of the most groundbreaking medical and scientific discoveries of all time. On top of its unbelievable repertoire of contributions to the humanities and medicine, you'll find the fantastic Johns Hopkins community that I've grown to love infinitely. Whatever your personality type, we have a place for you here -- come find it!
(PS: You'll notice that I'm a freshman, and all of my courses are taught by professors with terminal degrees... Cool stuff, man.)
- Foundations of Brain, Behavior, and Cognition with Dr. Linda Gorman
- Applied Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics with Dr. Jane Greco
- Calculus II For Biology and Medicine with Dr. Turgay Bayraktar
- Intermediate Computer Programming with Dr. Peter Fröhlich
- Cognitive Neuroscience: Exploring the Living Brain
- Expository Writing: The Utopian Imagination
- General Physics for Science Majors and General Physics Lab I
- Data Structures
Hopefully this list grows significantly in the near future:
- The Student Admissions Advisory Board is, naturally, the greatest club on campus. We're charged with the duty of telling you, prospective students, how great Johns Hopkins is by means of the interwebsmachine. Are you convinced yet? Yes? Good.
- NeuroJAYS is an awesome club where a bunch of Neuroscience students (or people who are simply interested in the topic) from all grades get together and review recent awesome neuro literature. It's a great opportunity to meet up and see what kind of awesome stuff is happening in your field of study, and to meet other neuro-heads like yourself!
- The ACM at Hopkins is like a computer-nerd's dream. Except it's all so real.
I am sorry to say it. It pains me sincerely to tell you, my prospective students, but it is true: There are people who will lie
to you at Hopkins. They will bare their fangs, hiss savagely, and tell you that the AMRs are the best housing on campus
. They will coil their sinister webs of untruth around you and try to convince you McCoy is the place to be
. They will tempt you with their wicked songs, unjustly praising Buildings A and B. They know not of what they speak. For only a privileged few -- myself (gloriously) included -- know that Wolman is truly the best dorm.
Wolman is conveniently located
right next to the Beach, which is a good angry toss of a 'good-for-nothin'-textbook' away from the MSE Library
(the one with D-Level, yes...). It's also the perfect place to start your expeditions into the surrounding areas of Baltimore, whatwith the awesome places to eat along St. Paul and Calvert and the cool stores you can get to quite easily from your front door.
Now, I grant thee, ministers of AMR & A/B dark witchcraft, that thou art nearest to the FFC than McCoy or Wolman. But trust me, the air conditioning is quite
nice, and having the CharMar
right next door is so wondrously wonderful... I have no words.
Just.... just.... Wolman. That's all I have to say, we're done here.