Michelle XieNancy D. Palm UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment
I’m a fun-loving, silly, and energetic person who is enjoying college life here at UH. I firmly believe that you get back what you put in to your endeavors, so I’m doing my best to stay on top of my coursework and also to get involved in events on campus. The football games are super fun to watch, there’s always something to do, and there’s free food everywhere!
I like listening to music, playing video games, exercising, and reading health articles. Linguistics fascinates me, and I’d like to someday be fluent in at least 3 languages. I have a knack for remembering random facts, I’m always munching on something, and I’m a beast at Dance Dance Revolution!
Campus and Community Involvement
My favorite sport is basketball and I try to play when I can. Recently I’ve gotten into rock climbing and I attend the latin social dance class at the recreation center; it’s a great place for finding new interests!
Right now on campus I’m a member of the Chinese/American Language & Culture Organization and a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In addition I’m a founding member and Historian of Eta Epsilon Rho, the student-run organization for the Honors Engineering Program.
I did community service as a part of National Honor Society in high school. I was a Co-President of Delta Epsilon Phi, our local chapter of the National German Honor Society. I was also Captain of the Varsity Pass Auf (German Whiz Quiz) team.
Awards and Honors
In addition to being a Tier One Scholar I am also a proud
Honors College student here at UH!
Last year I was designated as a National Merit Commended Student.
Band was a major part of my high school life. I was a part of the Region 25 All Region Concert Band in 9th grade and 12th grade. Additionally, our school band received 1 ratings at UIL competitions and other music festivals.
I took 3 years of German in high school and I’m currently taking Chinese to try to regain fluency. I think either going to a German speaking country or an Asian country would be a fascinating experience because I’m highly interested in the culture, lifestyle, and food!
I’m hoping to start research this upcoming summer. I think anything pertaining to my major or any of the life sciences would be really fascinating as a research project!
Right now I’m caught between going straight into the workforce after college and going to graduate school. It’s an area in which I hope to have more clarity in the next few years.