Statement of Purpose
From a young age I have always been wondering how things work. I usually tried to improve things by making them more efficient or by adjusting their functionality. At that time I didn’t actually know what engineering was. I gained a real interest in engineering by watching the TV series such as “How it’s made” or “How do they do it?”. These shows give insight into the way in which many things, from microwave ovens through cars to space shuttles,are done or how they work. My first contact with a little more serious engineering was when I got a small radio construction set. It only had a few capacitors, resistors and a simple earphone and a speaker, but building it and actually receiving any broadcast was a very rewarding feeling after the time spent assembling it. This is like a mathematical problem. When solving a problem, you start with a simple set of analogies, but you can find the solution even to a very complex problem. Another practical experience was a contribution to the IDEERS Earthquake Resistant Buildings competition. The objective of the project was to design and construct a model of a building that could stand a model situation of an earthquake. This project enhanced the ability to work in a team and tested whether we were able to successfully transfer the knowledge from our Math and Physics lessons into real world situations. My interest in sciences, primarily physics and mathematics, provides me with the foundations needed for in-depth understanding of problems related to this field. I believe that this is an important part of engineering; understanding how and why things work. Understanding how things work is vital when they stop working, so we are able to find and eliminate the defect or defects and make necessary modifications. That is why I decided to become an engineer; to help lead the changing of the world, not just to follow. I believe that this can be achieved by obtaining a certain degree of education, which only a...
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