Creating the Future

Scholarship Entrant: Kenneth from Chino, CA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Kenneth: 1

I was introduced to the periodic table in eighth grade physical science, and I fell in love with the idea of chemical engineering during high school. Being a naturally curious child, I spent my childhood reading books about the solar system and the natural world instead of fairy tales. Although I had seen it before, I never quite knew what the periodic table was until my teacher explained that our universe was made up of various elements. I learned that the difference of one proton makes the difference between a poisonous gas, chlorine, and nonreactive argon. I seek a career in engineering because engineering is an outlet for my imagination; engineering allows me to contribute towards building the future.

As a student at Stanford University, I am constantly learning about cutting edge research with potential to change the world. Although my high school did not offer advanced science classes, I am working hard to compensate. It is my goal to excel in my classes despite my background coming from a public high school.

Child-like fascination and environmental consciousness motivate me to pursue a degree in chemical engineering. In light of recent trends such as the increase in natural disasters and soil erosion, it is my goal to work towards creating and maintaining a sustainable earth. I intend to become a chemical engineer in order to realize my vision of a world in which mankind may live in balance with the planet and where none are forced to starve.

Vote for Kenneth: 1

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