I have already started to further my knowledge by reading "How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life" by Louis A. Bloomfield, and I have enjoyed learning the basic theory behind wings creating lift by creating a difference in pressure. I am very much looking forward to studying this area in greater detail. I have also read "Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing" by Henry Petroski which has shown me that to an engineer, every design can be improved upon and it is this potential to improve and progress things via engineering which strongly appeals to me. My hobby is mountain biking and I have been riding regularly for 4 years. During this time, I have had to carry out a lot of maintenance on my bike which has led to my interest in how they work and all the aspects of bike development. For example, carbon fiber is replacing aluminum as the material of choice for most components due to its ability to improve strength while reducing weight. This interest has led me to taking a course on advanced mountain bike maintenance in November.
I have taken part in many activities that have helped to build my teamwork, leadership and time management skills. I have played cricket for my school and local team which has taught me to cope well with pressure. I believe that I have the academic ability, interest and personal attributes that are well suited.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide - Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineer, Aerospace Engineering