Hello, I have my personal statement written for a bunch of REU. I am currently a freshman and I really want to get a REU in the summer. Would anyone please look over it and spot any grammatical or idea error? Thank You Personal Statement Seeing my first spatial model of protein’s structure in my high school’s textbook sparked my sense of wonder in biology. How molecular engineers are able to revolutionize the modeling and simulation process of the macromolecules with limited resources and sheer knowledges have become my aspiration to join the wonderful people who strives for a better understanding of biology. I plan to pursue a master degree in molecular engineering after I finish my bachelor degree in chemical engineering at the University of Tennessee. As an engineering student, research is a vital step for my pursuit of a master degree. Having to do research at University of (confidential) for one week has shaped my decision to pursue a graduate school. I believe that researching at the … program will allow me to gather more research experience while building leadership and professionalism in the engineering field. I built my passion to become a molecular engineer doing research in the High School Introduction of the Engineering System program at the University of Tennessee. During the program, I worked with my mentor, Dr. Abel, with a project of building a mathematical model for cancer cell growth in a simulated healthy cell population. By solving differential equations and using MATlab, I formulated variables that affect cancer cell growth and form different graphs projecting the effects of cancer cell growth to healthy cell population. Then, I investigated the possible chemotherapy by targeting cancer cell’s growth rates and death rates. After finalizing my research with my mentor, I was able to confidently present my project to hundreds of parents and university’s staff through the satisfactory results from my hard work. Since there was a limited amount of time for such a challenging research, the environment was time constraining and stressful. However, I was able to adapt to the environment by using time management resources. I got to my lab on time every day and finished the project at deadline. Not only that, I talked to my mentor, forming closed relationship with him to stay motivated and driven for the project. Regardless of the environment, I loved every aspects of the experience: the closed relationship with my mentor, the satisfaction of achieving my goal, and the joy of solving challenging problem. I discover my interest in studying macromolecules and computerizing its compartments. I learned how to form experimental data based on outside knowledges, how to synthesize the whole research into a brief presentation, and how to take initiative to share my ideas to assist the progress of the research. I started to enroll in challenging, science courses such as Molecular Biology and Engineering Fundamentals at the University of (confidential). I deeply find interest in these course and even spend time outside of class working on project. In my Molecular Biology class, the professor challenged me to model the structure of the protein of my choice and find out how the protein is related to human. I then researched information about a protein called Isoprene Synthase, modeled it by using a specialized protein modeling program, and created possible genes that the protein derives from. Much of my effort I put in my Biology class was a desire to challenge myself and grow my fascination in modeling biological compartments, thus sharpening my interest to become a molecular engineer. In order to further develop my path to earn a master degree, I need to gather more research experiences. By joining the … program, I will gain valuable research experience in the technological biology field while exploring my interest in …(whatever). Not only that, I will be able to build leadership skills, initiative, and professionalism in the engineering field by attending ..(events)… and learn from the current leaders. I am confident that I will provide productivity and adaptability to the program’s research environment. In conclusion, I relish the opportunity of expanding my research experience and developing myself to an exceptional molecular engineer.