My interest in math and science dates back to my years in high school, where I excelled in physics and math. It seemed only logical that I pursue a career in mechanical engineering.
When I began my undergraduate career, I initially began as a math major, but when I realized I had a passion and history to invent and tinker around to build things, I switched my major to Mechanical Engineering. I had the opportunity to be exposed to the full range of engineering courses, all of which tended to reinforce and solidify my intense interest in engineering. I've also had the opportunity to study a number of subjects in kinesiology and psychology, which has been both enjoyable and enlightening, providing me with a new and different perspective on the world and how I can learn to think effectively.
In the realm of engineering, I have developed a special interest in the field of aeronautical engineering and applied mathematics to engineering, and recently took a graduate course in advanced engineering mathematics. To learn computational fluid dynamics to study fluid propagations around a moving body, I took Heat Transfer II, along with an introductory course to Aerodynamics, and a course in Mechanical Vibrations , since it's filled with wonderful applications of differential equations. Furthermore, I recently accomplished my senior design project (which was mainly research-based) and used it to leverage my skills to aim toward graduate school. I served as the team leader for the project I worked on, and served as the main author of the publication of the research that was done this year, which was submitted to the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics. Of course, my plans following completion of my current studies are to move directly into graduate work toward my M.S degree (which could be in either Aeronautical Engineering or Applied Mathematics). I was heavily convinced to pursue my graduate studies after serving as a intern at the National Science Foundation last year. After I earn my master's degree, I intend to start work on my Ph.D. in the realm of applying my research to develop my own technology to develop my own company that would rival Boeing, Lockheed Martin, or Northrop Grumman.
As of now, I plan to serve my community through showing my skills through tutoring other promising engineers and scientists, and hope to motivate them as they build their career.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Northridge - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
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