Original Nintendo System- My First Gaming ConsoleI remember playing Duck Hunt, Mario, Legend of Zelda, and other popular games, whenever I had the chance. My older brother was a lot better at the games then I was, which I hated, but I appreciated being able to even play the games when I wasn't outside running around.
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Nokia Prepaid Cellphone- My Very First CellphoneHaving my first cellphone was the greatest feeling ever. My parents wanted me to be somewhat responsible, so they helped me get this prepaid cellphone. It was a great learning experience and I now understand why they wanted me to have a prepaid cellphone first, instead of an actual plan, PLANS WERE SO EXPENSIVE. Wow, this thing was ugly, texting was definitely a bit difficult on these things.
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Myspace-My First Experience With Social MediaI was so intrigued by this social media platform, I often spent a couple of hours just surfing the web after school, looking for music and content to add to my page. I remember it was such a big deal who you had in your "Top Friends" list. I thought it was so cool how I could message my friends outside of school and set up times to meet up and hang out in town and skateboard.
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Geogebra- My First Experience With Math Computer ApplicationsDuring my undergraduate years, I was introduced to this free application that helps students better visualize and understand geometry. I struggled a bit with geometry in high school, but this application helped me through my undergraduate advance geometry classes. We even ended up developing our own applet on the site as a project during one of those courses. It was a wonderful learning experience.
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R- My First Experience With Statistical ComputingDuring my undergraduate studies, I was introduced to this statistical computing program. I didn't instantly fall in love, after weeks of researching and trying to learn the language of R, I began to appreciate its beauty. My most recent project involving R, took place at Marshall University in a graduate level statistics class, where I wrote a paper titled "Time Series Analysis and Forecasting focused on Air Pollution in an Urban Area". R played a tremendous role in that.
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