Hey everyone! My name is Henry Bai and I’m 16 years old. I go to CB South in Warrington, PA. I’m excited to be in TRIP because I want to further my knowledge of environmental sciences, specifically the impact of different environmental conditions on organism reaction to particulate matter. Prior to the TRIP program, I’ve also conducted an independent research project on business ethics and sustainability over the Summer in 2022. I thought that was really interesting, which was partly why I applied to TRIP.
In my free time, I like to play basketball, workout with friends, as well as take pictures of just about anything- mainly nature, sunsets, and cityscapes. I also really enjoy skiing, but unfortunately because I don’t have much time this junior year, I haven’t been able to go up to any mountains at all. In past years, I would at least go 2-3 times, the furthest of which was Elk Mountain. In the future, it would really be a fantastic experience to ski in either Colorado or Utah.
In my first TRIP session, it was exciting to meet people with the same passions for science as me. The icebreaking activities were fun, being able to learn so much more about ourselves, others, and the world. In the introductory lab, I’m studying “How do melatonin and disrupted circadian rhythms affect mood?”, which was one of the top picks I had. I’m looking forward to what I learn in this introductory experiment, especially because it reminded me of my AP Biology class, where we also worked with fruit flies. After an exciting first day, I’m looking forward to what’s to come!