So I've been working really hard lately on the supplemental essays for the Caltech application. But the last question is the "Why Caltech" one, and here is the exact wording:
"Scientific exploration clearly excites you. Beyond our 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio and our intense focus on research opportunities, how do you believe Caltech will best fuel your intellectual curiosity and help you meet your goals? (500 word max)"
Please any ideas to deal with the essay !!!
People wonder what life is really about. While most can assure you that it is not forty-two, few can provide a reasonable answer. Growing up, I have sometimes found myself debating the same question. No matter how hard I thought about it, I could never quite put my finger on what life truly meant. After a while, however, I took a step back and realized that perhaps I had been asking myself the wrong question. We only have one life to live, one shot to experience the world, so perhaps the question we should be asking ourselves is not "What is the purpose of my life?" but rather "What can I do with my life?". Shortly after having this epiphany, I discovered the answer to my question. I want to leave behind something that will make this world a better place for future generations. Whether that means developing a cheap way to deal with ozone hole, finding a solution to Joule effect or discovering a new way to harness cleaner energy. That's why physics turns to a passion in my life .By getting into Caltech I will have the opportunity to leave behind a legacy by diving deeply in the world of Scientific Exploration.
Neither my mother nor my father was a physicist but they were always straight-forward and believe in themselves so I followed their footsteps and foster my sense of self-reliant and ambition. While other little kids were watching Cartoon, I was busy learning about the nuclear reactions and radioactivity. This early exposure to science makes me dream of a Lab with Cyclotrons, Spectrograph and huge Accelerators. My hunger to Physics and Nuclear physics especially, lead me to choose Caltech where dreams came true. As I see these devices only in books, I dare not only to dream but to make it to the top in order to achieve my goal. When I reached high school, I realized at once that science was going to be the most interesting subject I would take during my four years there. Now that I am a senior, I am ready to further develop my passion.
Just like body members who act strongly as group to ensure the sound anatomy and dynamic of the body, Caltech's integrated housing system would teach me cooperation and unity, whereby flourishing under an intensively fair and competitive atmosphere, I would strive to make friendships that would last a lifetime. Caltech's housing system would be a unique opportunity for me to expand my horizons and to learn not only the social customs of America but also worldwide cultures.
I believe that attending the California Institute of Technology is a crucial step toward achieving my goals. I know that Caltech has many incredible professors who will aid me on my journey because some them are recognized internationally as Nobel Prize Winners, as well as numerous other students just like me working together to to leave a fingerprint in the world .The awe-inspiring faculty members (I have watched Professor Sean Carroll's The Teaching Company lectures on 'Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the universe'),composed with a successful merge of bright minds from students like 2005 Crafoord Prize Winner James E. Gunn to professors like 2004 Physics Nobel-Prize-Winner H. David Politzer succeed, the focus on hand-on research assignments, and the ease of access of research equipments would enable me to institute my position at the frontiers of Science and Technology.