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Feb 4, 2010   #1
1.If you could spend one day in New York City with a famous inventor, who would you like it to be, where would you go, and why?

If I could spend one day in NYC with a famous inventor, I would take Nikolaus August Otto to the New York International Auto Show. In addition to being one of the most famous events in New York City, this show epitomizes the progression of Otto's development of the internal combustion engine. The invention of this engineering marvel was due Otto's desire to make existing engines, which were impractical due to the fact that they needed lots of expensive fuel, more efficient and accessible. This notion encompasses the beauty of engineering: creativity and ingenuity resulting in an innovation that greatly improved people's lives and allowed for technological advancement at an unprecedented rate. Because of Otto's invention, faster and safer transportation has been feasible, and the many sports cars, pickups and sedans at the New York International Auto Show exemplify this. They also show how future engineering, coupled with the same beliefs Otto possessed when he developed his engine, will allow for the development of cars that can run on renewable energy and alleviate the energy crisis.

2.Tell us why you selected your major or your area of interest.

Ever since I was a kid, I was interested in both engineering and medicine. Studying medicine will allow me to help people in many ways. In addition to being able to save people's lives, studying medicine will allow me to help make people healthier and improve their lives. The field of medicine is a vast and interesting field that incorporates knowledge and inquisition with cutting-edge technology, and this has drawn me in and made me want to study it. The technological advancements constantly made in medicine are often products of engineering, another field I am very interested in studying at NYU-Poly.

I am intrigued by the problem-solving methods of engineers and how their work improves our lives in ways both completely different from and complementary to medicine. From the development of machines that help surgeons to machines that entertain us, engineering is an important facet in our daily lives. As a kid, I looked at different toys and observed how the same idea can be interpreted and executed differently by engineers. As I grew older, I pursued my interest in cars, looking at engines and even taking some apart. Again, I was amazed at the differences in the designs of some engine components of different cars. I would often ask my father why these components are designed differently, and we would talk for hours about the manufacturing process and functions of the components. After these debates, I would often be left with the smile on my face that came when I realized the true beauty of engineering. Seeing how different engineers solve the same problems and even trying to formulate my own ways to solve them interests me in ways nothing else can .

3.Why do you want to attend NYU-Poly?

NYU-Poly is one of the premier science and engineering schools in NYC, as well as in the whole country. Despite being a large school, the close-knit community [that] I observed when I visited NYU-Poly was [simply] unmatched by other institutions. The vast variety of studies to choose from at NYU-Poly will allow me to study engineering while pursuing medicine. Being able to study both fields will consequently allow me to develop unique problem solving skills, which are required for success in both fields. The world-renowned professors at NYU-Poly will ensure I get the best education possible and help me apply this education to the real world. In addition to the experience I will gain from the use of NYU-Poly's state-of-the-art facilities and labs, being in the heart of NYC will allow me to further pursue my interests through internships and opportunities to work in engineering and medicine. NYU-Poly offers its students many resources to excel and gain valuable work experience, and attending NYU-Poly will help me realize my goal of helping others through my use of medicine and the strong engineering background that can only be attained at this prestigious institution.

There is no minimum word count because this is a Dean's application. Please review and tell me if there is anything that is unclear or needs revision. Thank you for your help!

EF_Susan - / 2,365 12  
Feb 4, 2010   #2
Ever s Since I was a kid, I've been interested in both engineering and medicine.

The field of medicine is a vast and interesting field that incorporates knowledge and inquisition...(not the right word you want here)

As a kid, I looked at different toys and observed how the same idea could be interpreted and executed differently by engineers. This needs some elaboration, as it is not clear, what you are saying.


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