When I was a teenager, I hated school. I was unable to see the connection between what I was taught in school and the real world, so I found most classes boring, particularly math and science. As a result, most of my grades were Cs and Ds. At some point, I started to face the negative consequences of my lack of interest and decided to give a try to my math and science textbooks. With the help of a very smart friend who introduced me to the world of mathematics, I soon discovered a new world, one in which I could learn as much information as my brain could process just by reading books and forcing may brain to think critically.
In high school, my passion for mathematics and science skyrocketed when I became aware of the role they play in solving many of the challenges our current society faces. Many students struggled with these subjects because they never practiced self-learning. Instead, they completely relied on their instructor's teaching style (which wasn't always coincident with theirs). I enjoyed these subjects, however, because not only I learned to think critically but I also learned to see them as a way to understand and describe our physical world and not merely as an isolated set of facts and formulas. The results I obtained from self-learning- reflected in my salient grades in mathematics and science classes- made it clear that I had to pursue a career in math or a pure or applied science. I realized that my strengths lie in using theoretical knowledge to develop useful products that have the potential to improve society. I also discovered that because I strive to understand the concepts and not only the algorithms, I was able to explain difficult concepts in an easy-to-understand way.
Off I went to college and opted in for mathematics as my first program of study. However, soon after I changed this program to Mechanical Engineering as It not only would give me the tools to understand the universe, but I would also learn how to use these tools to design and build useful products. Within this field I developed a special interest in Aerospace Engineering which led me to take a few extra courses to obtain a professional certification in aerospace they were offering. In these courses I learned about flight mechanics, aircraft structures, gas dynamics, propulsion systems, and finite elements. I also developed a marked interest in Mechanical Design and Control Systems where I was exposed to many challenging projects that helped me consolidate and expand the theoretical knowledge acquired in class.
In my senior year of Mechanical Engineering, I took a class called "mechatronics" that got me intrigued about Electrical Engineering as it required knowledge from mechanics, electronics, and computer programming. After a thorough look at the Electrical Engineering curriculum, I decided to take on the new challenge. I have not regretted it. I have learned so much about logic design, microelectronics, analog and digital circuits, power systems, communications systems, control systems, and many other subjects that I find it hard to decide what it is I want to do when I graduate, although I feel strongly about Aerospace and Control Systems. However, of one thing I'm sure: I want to keep learning and I want to transfer my knowledge to other students. I want to do a master's in electrical or mechanical engineering at some point in the future, but I first want to spend some time applying the technical knowledge learned in school in the design and implementation of useful products as well as tutoring some of my favorite school subjects
Undergraduate Degree: Florida International University - Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
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