My name is Phuc Truong and I am a rising junior at McDaniel College, majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Physics. My future goal is to pursue a PhD in Chemistry-related fields, especially those with mathematical and physical aspects such as materials science, nanotechnology, and physical chemistry. Outside the classroom, I seek fun in doing volunteer work, enjoying good food, singing, and learning trivia. I also enjoy practicing some basic programming languages on Codecademy. I am joining i-Trek this summer because it provides a unique research opportunity for students coming from small schools. I also look forward to meeting friends from around the nation who are also passionate about research and working in a top-notch academic environment. After the program, I hope I will be more experienced and ready for future challenges in my studies.