ShadoPoig 11 / 36 Dec 29, 2010 #1I'd greatly appreciate criticism and revision of any kind! I need to submit this soon.Thanks!After interning with the facilities department and experiencing life on campus for several weeks, I've come to admire Columbia's unyielding pursuit of excellence in science and engineering. With the Northwest Corner Building nearly completed, a Geosciences Lab in Lamont commissioned for construction, and the first metal-clean lab on the East Coast designed, Columbia's dedication to modernize science and engineering facilities is evident. A prospective chemical engineer, I wouldn't be able to find so many cutting-edge resources anywhere else. The Courseworks in Columbia chatroom would let me take my learning experience outside the lecture hall. Demonstrate's Columbia's willingness to adopt new technologies to enhance the learning experience through interaction and communication outside the classroom.I equally esteem Columbia's position at the forefront of internationalization, as could be evidenced by its employment of a German engineer for the metal-clean lab. The four global centers that the College has established depict its path to becoming a global university. Being an aficionado of the economic and technological implications of going global, I find the opportunity to study at a college so entrenched in globalization irresistible.Also irresistible to me is the progressive environment that the College fosters. The invitation of President Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia epitomizes the college's commitment to free speech and stimulating debate, no matter how controversial. As a budding advocate for environmental sustainability, I hope to participate in progressive undertakings myself, be they on Hamilton Lawn or through contributions to the AdHoc magazine.