Prompt: College of Engineering:Engineers turn ideas (technical, scientific, mathematical) into reality. Tell us about an engineering idea you have or your interest in engineering. Explain how Cornell Engineering can help you further explore this idea or interest.
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"Boom!" "Oh, no!"
Running down the stairs immediately after my electronic dictionary fell from my hand, I prayed that it was not broken. However, when I picked it up and saw the horrible cracks in the LCD screen, I knew that my eighth electronic dictionary kissed me goodbye.
Frustrated, I dismantled the dictionary with my screwdrivers after I got back home, hoping to fix it on my own. However, I realized that I was struggling in vain after the components were scattered over my desk. Everytime I encountered such an "Electronic dictionary nightmare", I wished I were an almighty engineer who could grant my baby a second life.
With frustration came inspiration. I stepped into the realm of engineering and gradually fell in love with it: I probed the working principles of our water dispenser, distinguishing between internal heating and external heating; I figured out the electromagnetic structure of our security door and tried to fix it when it malfunctioned; I frequently visited my father's chemistry lab and volunteered for my father, a chemical engineer, and performed lots of experiments under his instructions. Fascinated with new ideas and creative designs, I also had my own wildest dream of building a flying broomsticks, just like how Henry Ford dreamed of creating his "horseless carriges." I always kept my father's words in heart: "with engineering, anything is possible. It is a powerful tool that will offer you the opportunity to change the world."
Not until I encountered Cornell did I find the right place to strive to be a skilled and determined engineer. The Writing-Intensive Co-op in Engineering Communications Program will enable me not only to develop strategies for learning how to act and communicate effectively, but also integrate my skills into workplace experience. Since I aim to build up my own company in the future, the Kessler Fellows Program also grabbed my attention with its one-year work-study program that combines special educational and employment components. After I took part in UTACCEL, a entreprenuership contest this summer, I found that turning new ideas into reality and applying new designs to the business world would be revolutionary. During Jason's laser engineering seminar course, we envisioned laser technology's application in the business world, and realized there are in fact no clear boundaries between the two domains. By combining the two courses we can achieve a win-win. I hope to become a Cornell's engineering student who will have the best opportunity to challenge and promote myself. In this peaceful and exuberant campus, I will never walk backwards on my road towards success.