When I realized that I will be an interviewee for the TRIP Initiative Program, I had to brainstorm how to make myself seem great! I started to revise things that I would say and how to act. For example, giving a stern handshake and saying, “Hi, I am Sheril Pinnock. Nice to meet you! ...etc.” The usual stuff. Then it hit me, ‘What if you get picked, what will be your experiment? Hmm. BPA! Eureka!'
My name is Sheril Pinnock and my experiment is, ‘The Effect of Bisphenol A on Drosophila Melanogaster (AKA- the fruit fly).’ I am 8 days into being a TRIP student and I have learned so much about the job of a research scientist and some of the equipment they use. Also, I have experienced what it feels like to be harassed by the paparazzi because thanks to Ms. Smith and whoever takes pictures, I have also discovered another reason for why I hate taking pictures.
Back to my experiment: Why I chose to use BPA is to find out how being exposed to BPA can affect the human body (specifically fertility in females and metabolism is males), because everyone is ingesting or touching something that has BPA but doesn’t know that it could be extremely harmful. With the continued help of Dr. Purdy and all the wonderful TA’s, I hope to find something that should scare me and my audience. I could have never had a better summer!!
P.S. I really don’t like that last picture, but I think it goes well to show off the childish science geek in me.
Author: Sheril Pinnock