Be as harsh, honest, or supportive has you want to be. Let me know if this is too long. This is for Electrical Engineering. Right now I am at community college taking cal III, cal IV, DE, linear algebra, physics I, II, statics, and possibly a circuits course if it is offered (it might not be). If not I will take an intro to CS course. After this first year my community college really doesn't have anything to offer after this so I'm really hoping I get in.Essay topic
As you already know, I am applying to transfer to the Cockrell School of Engineering to major in electrical engineering. It will be very tough for me to concentrate on a single core because all of the fields interest me. I'm sure every electrical engineer cannot blame me.
Why I am choosing this field is a no-brainer. I've always had the idea that I should become an engineer probably for the same reasons as anyone else. I like problem solving, I am good at math, and it pays the bills. Who would want a job that doesn't buy you the next smartphone? It wasn't, however, until I took AP Physics C my senior year where I developed a deep desire for the subject. During that time I realized that all the phenomenon that me and my classmates were blindly accepting as fact was actually very strange
. The simple fact that an electron "knows" a proton is in existence and can exert a force on it amazes me. The fact that the laws of science allow us to take simple metal ore off the ground and construct a machine that performs 10 quadrillion calculations per second is jaw dropping. There is no way that I can resist becoming a part of this field.
Now out of all the types of engineering, electrical has been particularly important to me for a couple reasons. The first is because I have grown up in the 21st century and no one lives a second without using some kind of electricity anymore. The world of electronics is evolving so quickly and making lives ten thousand times better which each innovation. The second reason is that I became interested in car electronics during high school and have had some hands on electrician experience for quite some time. I've installed many car audio products, alarms, and keyless entry systems for a variety of people. I couldn't help but love it. Fortunately it has come to the time where I can make some bigger moves in the field.
At the moment, I am particularly interested in practical wireless power transmission. This is a realistic step that I think we are heading in and I want to become a part of it. I believe that homes can become almost completely wireless within 15 years. MIT made a giant leap in this technology by adding resonance to an old method of electromagnetic induction to create "magnetic resonance coupling." Companies have been jumping on this wireless power bandwagon such as Delphi, who has used magnetic coupling to charge electric cars. It would be devastating if this all comes to life before I have a chance to join in.
The University of Texas is a leader in research which is one of the many reasons why it is my school of choice. I am always following the latest news in technology and science. It is amazing how many times I see "The University of Texas at Austin has discovered..." over the web as opposed to any other top tier school. I don't mean too sound too melodramatic, but this university is meant for the people who are ready to change lives which is why I believe this is the school for me.