Problem solving is what I want to do when I grow up. Nothing but problem solving gives me the feeling of pride and accomplishment. There are many problems that we must tackle in our future resource supplies, energy consumption, pollution, war, politics, and possibly extraterrestrials. My skill set best fits with solving the energy consumption problem, which correlates with the pollution problem. I use to refuse to go to the car races because I thought the pollution was unnecessary and ridiculous. This dislike for pollution has steered me towards a career where I could make a difference in the world’s cleanliness. My choice to become an Electrical Engineer led me down the path of alternative energy such as solar energy. I want nothing more than to work with solar energy or wind energy because I believe they are the future to our energy security.
I would change the world by reducing the dependency of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are a limited source that we must quickly stop consuming. We can decrease our use of fossil fuels by harvesting alternative energy more efficiently. Electrical Engineers use DC/DC converters, inverters, and especially batteries to efficiently obtain alternative energy. The reason solar isn’t a realistic solution is the lack of battery technology. If we had the ability to store solar energy efficiently in batteries the opportunities for power would be endless. Then I would use this technology and give it to people that lack power all over the world.