A Rising Chemical Engineer Woman

Scholarship Entrant: Joyrie from Pennsauken, NJ
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.
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It is my goal to become a Chemical Engineer that I may contribute to improving the future of our environment in modernizing transportation into a more efficient eco-friendly system. In the field of engineering, women are a minority group especially among African Americans. Therefore, my career ambition includes becoming one of the very few African American women in the field of Chemical Engineering My interest for wanting to become a Chemical Engineer came while studying honors Chemistry in high school. I was introduced to stoichiometry that allowed me to discover relative quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions which peaked my interest. Although chemistry is only a fundamental part of Chemical Engineering, physics has its intake as well. In the basics of engineering, physics plays a key role in determining the classic mechanics of solving equations. Therefore, being knowledgeable in the basics of chemistry and physics allowed me to be better prepared in college and enhance the understanding of my career goal. Moreover, in college I learned how to make transportation eco-friendly by creating fuel from plant matter which is called biomass. Biomass is available from agricultural and forest waste, providing fuel needed for transportation and creating less pollution in the air. This environmental bio-fuel research was founded by the chemical engineers of Purdue University and their goal is to make transportation more efficient, environmental and the air cleaner. Thus, education will permit me to be successful in my future career as being an African American eco-friendly chemical engineer.

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