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Chemistry Student Finds Formula for Success

Chemistry Student Finds Formula for Success
Eric Zuniga

Eric Zuniga’s defining moment in college occurred just a few days after he arrived here in 2004. During his first chemistry lab, the fledgling engineer discovered just how seriously behind he was. Despite having taken Advanced Placement chemistry in high school, he had never been in a chemistry lab. His high school, Foshay Learning Center, did not have one. He – like everyone else in his high school chemistry class – received a one, the lowest grade, on the AP exam. “It’s the grade you get just for signing your name,” Zuniga said.