My first post for Stem Geeks

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Hello, everyone

After a few suggestions from some friends at LeoFinance, I finally decided to write my first post for STEM Geeks. In this post, I'll tell a little bit about me and how I got to be interested in STEM-related topics.

I'm a chemical engineer from Brazil and even though nowadays I work more with project management, I'm still passionate about STEM-related subjects, especially energy, which was my favorite topic in university. Here is a little bit of my story:

Growing up

I was very fortunate as a child because my parents were avid readers and so we had a lot of books in our house. Reading really turned me into a very curious person and I believe that's what sparked my interest in science.

When I was 10, I got my first chemistry set and a microscope as presents from relatives, and for a long time I would spend most of my days in my room doing those fun experiments in chemistry our outside looking for interesting stuff to analyze with my microscope.


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The years went by and eventually, it was time to choose what kind of career I wanted to pursue in college. It was very clear to me that I wanted to be a chemist but then, during a professions fair I found out about the chemical engineering path. At that time it sounded like Chemistry on steroids so I decided I wanted to be a chemical engineer.

University

It turned out that I was wrong in my assumption. While chemistry and chemical engineering have some similarities, they are essentially very different careers. However, that was a fortunate mistake because I also found out that I had a lot more affinity for chemical engineering than pure chemistry.

Of all the many topics that are covered in the course, energy was the most appealing to me. I took several optional classes on that subject and in my last year, when I had to choose a topic for my final assignment, I decided to design a solar power plant using Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) which was a very new technology at that time.


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(not my project, just an example of what a CSP plant looks like)

I'm very proud of that project and it was very well received among my peers as well and that's one of the reasons why I still am very interested in energy to this day.

Professional life

While I was still in university I found out about another thing that became one of my passions: project management. I dove deep into that universe and ended up getting a job as a junior PMO assistant. On that job, I had the opportunity to help manage projects for several industries such as oil, IT, logistics, and a few others. More recently though, I switched to ed-tech, and currently, I only manage projects that aim to bring technology and innovation to schools all over my country.

Hive

In January this year I found out about Hive and I was really impressed by the community that we have here. I became one of the top engagers in the LeoFinance community and after some people there found out about my chemical engineering background they suggested I check out this community so here I am.

This was only an introduction post but I plan to be more active here and write a little a bit about energy and other topics that I find interesting, such as AI and space exploration. I hope to get to you know all better and until next time!

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Nice job making it to the community. Just wanted to remind you there is a burn tax if you aren't using this front-end and its quite steep (50%).

Thank you!

Wow, I didn't know the tax was that steep, but I should be good because I used the frontend to post and been using it to interact too. Appreciate the heads-up!

Excellent job bud! Plus now I know a whole lot more about you.


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Thanks, dude!

I plan on being more active around here so maybe you'll get to know even more hehe

Muito legal ler esse passeio sobre a tua jornada, @tfranzini.