My name is Meagan Saldua and I just graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics and Mathematics!!! Woo!!!
I am from Stafford, Texas, which is located near the southwest side of Houston. Being a recent graduate, I had the option of moving back home for the summer and assuming the "couch potato" position, but I was lucky enough to get the chance to spend a second summer in Washington, DC, and work at the American Center for Physics! This was not a difficult decision for me because I had so much fun working for the American Physical Society on the PhysicsQuest Kit last summer, that I knew I had to go back for more.
Now that I actually have a bit of spare time, I really enjoy physics outreach. I am actually on the ASU SPS West Texas Road Trip right now! Our team includes 9 students and of course we brought along the Society of Physics Students Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2007, Dr. Toni Sauncy. We have been performing physics demos all week long, and we are looking forward to our last two shows tomorrow before we float the Llano River.
Outside of SPS, I enjoy dancing, cooking, sports, being outside, and my dogs! I think I am a laid back person that definitely loves to laugh! I like a good challenge and I never want to stop learning.
In the fall, I will be attending Texas A&M University to start working towards my PhD in Biomedical Engineering. I have an interest in optical imaging and I am hoping to one day work in a research lab before entering academia. I am drawn to biomedical engineering because it is a multidisciplinary field that aims at helping others, which is very important to me. I am ready to help make a difference in people's lives.
This summer, I will be working for the American Association of Physics Teachers helping to update their website. I look forward to traveling with my fellow ASU Interns (Logan and Kunal), reuniting with everyone at ACP, seeing some familiar faces (Jenna and Justin), and of course, meeting the other interns!
See you soon!