“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe that every decision we make has its seed in some innocuous moment in our past. Today as I look back at my decision to pursue Mechanical Engineering I am certain it has its seed on the day I received a present called “Magnetic Electro Kit”. That kit and many more like it were instrumental in building my collection of model grinders, motor powered boats, wind mills and even a working hair dryer and eventually to pursue Engineering.
After 2 years of intensive pre-university education, where I topped my class in Mathematics and Science, I was ready for Engineering. I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of the task a machine achieves and the complexity of the science and thought behind it. My decision to pursue Mechanical Engineering has helped me understand and appreciate this duality. Courses like Manufacturing Process, Mechanics of Solids, CAD/CAM, Machine Design, Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines, Automotive Engineering, etc., helped me understand the complex science behind everyday objects. My undergraduate study was a stimulating and rewarding experience, topped only by my internship at BHEL.
It was while working on my two final year projects, “Study of constructional and operational features of a steam turbine with special focus on design and machining sequence of turbine rotor” and “Design, development of an air cushion vehicle and its analysis in CFD” that I decided, to pursue a master’s program in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Design and Manufacturing. This branch of Mechanical Engineering has always captured my imagination and working on these projects exposed me to its ubiquitousness and the bleeding edge research taking place in this area. I want to apply to the Oklahoma state University, Still Water for their Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with thesis) program offered by the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, as...