This is only one of the three experiences that I need to write about. I am primarily seeking feedback on the content as I am not sure if this topic is interesting enough. Also, would it be a better idea to write out each of the acronyms even if it adds a lot more words, or would Caltech, being a STEM university, know what they are?
Thank you for the help in advance. I greatly appreciate any input.
Describe three experiences and/or activities that have helped develop your passion for a possible career in a STEM field. Use the separate spaces provided below, one for each STEM experience and/or activity. (Your response should range between 10-120 words.)
cows on a grass fields
From a young age, math had come easily to me, and tackling a problem seemingly out of reach elicited a surge of excitement. In October of my freshman year, I completed my first problem on Brilliant.org, "If 7 cows need 7 days to eat 7 grass fields, how many days would it take 5 cows to eat 5 grass fields?". Riddles like these kept me engaged, and over time, as my abilities have improved, I continue to attempt problems on AoPS, USAMTS, Project Euler, and the seasonal Online Math Opens under NIMO. More often than not, I cannot solve the problems, but with a greater struggle comes exponentially greater feelings of accomplishment and growth when I do finally solve them.