So I always advice students to stick to the simple things that you know.
And the essays that stand out the most in my mind are about simple, simple things, very everyday topics.
Thanks to this experience, I know now better than ever that State University is my future, because through it I seek another, permanent, opportunity to follow my passion for science and engineering.
In addition to just science, I am drawn to State University for other reasons.
- I have seen some amazing essays about things like students walking their dog, or even their bus ride to school.
- I think our hope is that if a student were to drop the essay on the floor of their high school and someone were to pick it up. That they'd say for sure, oh I know that is so and so's essay, because it speaks so much about your voice and your experiences and your perspective.Long an amateur scientist, it was this drive that brought me to the University of Texas for its Student Science Training Program in 2013.Up to that point science had been my private past time, one I had yet to explore on anyone else’s terms. Participating for the first time in a full-length research experiment at that level, I felt more alive, more engaged, than I ever had before.So for the purposes of the application, where we as admish officers are trying to get to know the applicant, that's a great essay. I, like State University, constantly work to explore the limits of nature by exceeding expectations.In a department where education and research are intermixed, I can continue to follow the path that towards scientific excellence.Long-mesmerized by hobbies like my work with the FIRST Robotics team, I believe State University would be the best choice to continue to nurture my love for electrical and computer engineering.Learning the complex dynamics between electromagnetic induction and optics in an attempt to solve one of the holy grails of physics, gravitational-waves, I could not have been more pleased.Thus vindicated, my desire to further formalize my love of science brings me to State University.I strive to work with the diverse group of people that State University wholeheartedly accommodates – and who also share my mindset.They, like me, are there because State University respects the value of diversity.