Where others see the engineering, experimentation, and presentation of science as a chore, I only see excitement.
Even as a child I constantly sought it out, first on television with Bill Nye and The Mythbusters, then later in person in every museum exhibit I could find.
I feel that my background as an American Sikh will provide an innovative perspective in the university’s search for knowledge while helping it to develop a basis for future success.
And that, truly, is the greatest success I can imagine.
At the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at State University, I will be able to do just that.
In a department where education and research are intermixed, I can continue to follow the path that towards scientific excellence.In fact, it was this continued fascination for hands-on science that brought me years later to the sauna that is the University of Alabama in mid-June.Participating in the Student Science Training Program and working in their lab made me feel like a kid in a candy store.They, like me, are there because State University respects the value of diversity.I know from personal experience that in order to achieve the trust, honesty, and success that State University values, new people are needed to create a respectful environment for these values.I even loved the electric feeling of anxiety as I waited for the results.Most of all, though, I loved the pursuit of science itself.Science in all its forms fascinated me, but science projects in particular were a category all to themselves.To me, science projects were a special joy that only grew with time.Just the thought of participating in a project at this level of scientific rigor made me forget that this was supposed to be my summer break and I spent the first day eagerly examining every piece of equipment.Even at first, when the whole research group sat there doing rote calculations and others felt like they were staring down the barrel of defeated purpose, I remained enthusiastic.