Student Profile: Justin Early

Major: Chemistry (ACS Certified), Engineering Physics

Hometown: Pulaski, WI

Hobbies: I really just like being around people. We could just be simply sitting around talking or kayaking down a river.

Favorite Quotes: "There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why... I dream of things that never were and ask, why not?" ~Robert Kennedy

Favorite Book: The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

Favorite Movie: The Little Rascals

Favorite Chemistry Jokes: Two chemists walk into a bar. The first chemist tells the bartender, "I'll have some H 2 O." The second chemist quickly remarks, "I'll have some H 2 O too!" The chemists look at each other and chuckle. The bartender then serves both chemists hydrogen peroxide because he's sick of chemists using that joke in his bar.

Post-Graduation Plans: After UW-Platteville I hope to go on to graduate school and try for my Ph.D. in chemical engineering so that I may become a researcher and instructor at a university.

I chose my major because: I originally came to UW-Platteville for engineering but once I started my chemistry for engineers course I realized I was enjoying the subject a LOT more than my fellow engineers. Chemistry just makes sense to me, it puts everyday occurrences into a more coherent perspective. Plus, chemistry allows me to "step" out of the macro world and explore things unseen!

Advice to incoming freshmen: Don't be afraid to fall. Some of the best things I have learned came from my failures. It's just all about how you dust yourself off.

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