隊員： Patricia Chiu 丘倚寧
研究題目：STUDY ON THE SHELF LIFE AND CHANGES IN LACTIC ACID BACTERIAL POPULATION IN COMMERCIAL YOGURT
Photographed at the ancient city wall of Xi’an, China. January 20, 2023 Left : Patricia Chiu (Student) / Right : Chin-Feng Chiu (Teacher)
I’m a cheerful teenage girl with a deep curiosity for nature. I love learning new things and embracing challenges. One of my specialties is playing the violin. The dedication I put into learning it since childhood not only granted me the skill to perform musical pieces but also increased my appreciation for music.
Reading and traveling are my hobbies. Through the words in books, I find myself exploring the vast skies of imagination. Traveling, on the other hand, allows me to experience the diverse cultures and the beauty of nature in different places.
“Scorpia” is the fifth book in the “Alex Rider” series by British author Anthony Horowitz, and it’s one of my favorites. The story follows the teenage spy, Alex Rider, recruited by the British secret intelligence agency MI6 to undertake various perilous missions. In this book, he uncovers an evil organization filled with conspiracy and danger, named Scorpia. The always challenging and suspenseful storyline satisfies my imagination. Additionally, being a Scorpio, the name Scorpia resonates with the pronunciation of Scorpio. Therefore, I’ve decided to use this book title as my team name.
My team’s greatest advantages are the “right place” and the “right people”. Living on campus provides me with access to the laboratory for experiments during any free time. Additionally, I am fortunate to have an excellent mentor, who is also my biology teacher and father.
The “right time” is my biggest disadvantage. As I am currently in the ninth grade and will soon face high school entrance exams, the academic pressure is immense. Juggling both academic studies and research often feels like burning the candle at both ends, leading to mental exhaustion.