First Week of School!

Hey Y’all!

I hope your first week was the bomb. I am super excited about my schedule this semester; two Energy classes, Linear Algebra, Inorganic Chemistry, and Communication. All of my teachers are AWESOME, they are truly committed to their work and it shows in the way they conduct class.

Choosing the right classes was not at all easy, especially since I was able to register just this week. That old UIC saying, “you have to keep checking for open spots”, was truly evident here. I cannot recall the amount of times I refreshed the page on myUIC, eventually nature took its course and my perfect classes opened up.

Speaking of nature, the first snow of the winter season started today. I love how the city looks covered in snow. I especially like the campus, the trees look so beautiful. Here are a couple of pictures I took on my way to make a delivery. I am glad we get a U-Pass to move freely, I can’t imagine how bad the driving conditions were. If you figure out where these pictures were taken, you get a chocolate.

With school comes the school work, although it’s only the first week, my first speech is due today; I hope I don’t get super red in front of the class. I do have a lot of reading to do this weekend, good thing the readings are on a really interesting topic, energy.

On a side note, I was introduced to the Google Calendar on my phone this week. It is very helpful, I was thinking of just getting a new planner, but this is more convenient. Sometimes I do get a little apprehensive about writing down things to do. I do not think I can go completely paperless forever.

Next week more pictures to come.

It’s going to be a busy week along with more assignments, here are other events. Come out!

-SHPE-UIC’s First General Meeting on Wednesday 1/18 at 5:30 in the Latino Cultural Center

-The CHANCE Program’s Informational on Thursday 1/19 at 4:30 in SCE Room 302

Thanks for reading this week!


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About Leticia Diaz, Chemistry

Hello UIC-Familia! I am a 5th Year Senior Majoring in Chemistry. I am graduating in May 2012, and plan to come back to UIC to receive a Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering. I grew up in “La Villita” in South Lawndale. I have two AMAZING parents, three exemplary siblings, and three precious nephews. I am a CHANCE Ambassador; I mentor and assist students that are in majors similar to mine and ultimately help them go through some of the same struggles that I have gone through. I am a proud board member of SHPE-UIC, a national organization that promotes the advancement of Latinos through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Awareness. Our UIC chapter is recognized as being the Most Valuable Large Chapter in the Nation.

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5 Responses to First Week of School!

  1. Erika Sandoval says:

    I am like your super fan!… I love your blogs!. They are so interesting. Although the weather is not really my favorite one, I still think "Mas vale tarde que nunca".. meaning, I don't know just google translate it. jeje.

  2. fang28 says:

    Those are some really beautiful photos!

  3. Leticia Diaz says:

    Thank You, they are from my phone

  4. SarahHobson says:

    Great pics personally there's nothing I like better than a snow ball fight.

  5. Steroids says:

    snow is pretty but the ice on the roads is literally a killer.