Google CEO applauds student who scored zero in physics exams
Her tweet prompted many others to open up about their stories of setbacks.
Twitter was inundated with inspiring revelations from several who once failed in exams but did not quit.
The trigger was Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, who praised an Astrophysics PhD student named Sarafina Nance after she tweeted how she once scored a zero in her quantum physics exam.
Sarafina Nance wrote: '4 years ago I got a 0 on a quantum physics exam. i met with my professor fearing i needed to change my major & quit physics. today, i'm in a top tier astrophysics Ph.D program & published 2 papers'. Nance further wrote in her tweet: 'STEM is hard for everyone-grades don't mean you're not good enough to do it'.
Well said and so inspiring! https://t.co/qHBwdv3fmS- Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) November 21, 2019
Nance was not expecting her anecdote to earn appreciation from Pichai and create a stir online. Retweeting Nance's tweet, Pichai wrote: 'Well said and so inspiring'!
Her tweet was amassed over 57,000 likes and around 10,000 retweets in a just a day, besides getting thousands of Twitter users to share their own stories, reported News18.
One Twitter user Ben Cichy wrote: 'Got a 2.4 GPA my first semester in college. Thought maybe I wasn't cut out for engineering. Today I've landing two spacecraft on Mars, and designing one for the moon'. While another person wrote: 'STEM is hard, grades don't matter as much as determination'.
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