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.