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The problem I'd like to solve: Increasing the safety of the members of our armed forces. During my sophomore year, my brother in law, Caleb King, passed away due to engine failure in an F-18. Eliminating engine failures, and all types of failures is paramount to increasing the safety of our troops, and can eliminate such tragedies for American families.
I chose Temple because: The diversity, and the future of Temple. It was clear that Temple programs are growing in strength.
I chose engineering because: I want to use my technical skills to solve real world problems. I believe that engineers can not only have a powerful, but also a wide-reaching impact. I've been identifying and solving problems my entire life. Engineering gives me the tools to do so.
I chose Temple because: It provides a big school environment while simultaneously providing me with a smaller engineering college. I get the best of both worlds.
I chose Temple because: Its students and faculty have "grit" - the university has taught me that with enough effort and dedication, I can achieve my goals.
I chose engineering because: In high school I was heavily involved with water sanitation advocacy and fundraising. I loved learning about how our fundraising efforts were being used by engineers to develop water sanitation devices for schools in underdeveloped regions. It persuaded me to study engineering so that I will be able to use my knowledge and skills in the future to help communities in need.
I chose Temple because: I loved all the opportunities Temple offered from the get-go, I could tell it was easy to get involved as early as my freshman year. That's exactly what I did and haven't looked back since!
The problem I'd like to solve: As an environmentalist, I care deeply about preventing the damage climate change will inevitably cause if we don't take action now. With my degree, I really want to focus on building green cities, and that starts with sustainable infrastructure. As the world changes around us, I'm excited that my degree will put me at the forefront of keeping the pace of current development and improving it as far as sustainability goes.
I chose engineering because: I started as a biochemistry student because I enjoyed my STEM courses, but I realized after my first semester that I wanted to study something with more application. I didn't just want to learn about environmental phenomena, I wanted to solve the problems that environmental events often cause to human life. Engineering is exciting because it uses scientific methods to provide answers and solutions to political, economic, and anthropological issues.
My plans for a career: After graduation, I will be attending graduate school for environmental engineering specifically in the field of water management and water resources engineering. In the future, I'd like to work for a global consultancy related to water and wastewater development. Eventually, I hope to focus on developing strategies and processes to improve environmental policies related to international sustainable water development.
Why I chose Temple: Diversity is the main reason I chose Temple. This place is one of the reasons that my self-confidence level is so high right now. The Mohammad who came to the U.S. for college in 2015 is different than who I am right now.
My plans for a career: After graduation, I’ll be applying for the OPT program to get a one year job experience in the U.S. After that I will attend graduate school for civil engineering in the field of geotechnical engineering. In the future if I have the chance I hope to get my PhD. All those things might change depending on my circumstances but the only thing that I’m sure of is that I’ll be proud of myself and I’ll make everyone around me proud.
My plans for a career: After graduation, I'll be working as an engineer with Tutor Perini, a general contracting company in Philadelphia. In this role, I'll be working on different aspects of projects in the construction industry. I'm very excited to start and continue to learn about the industry.
The problem I'd like to solve: I think that with my degree in civil and environmental engineering, I will be able to advocate for more sustainable buildings.
I chose engineering because: I was always interested in the biological & physical sciences, but wanted to understand their practical application in the real world. Engineering provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the sciences while also learning the tools to solve problems we encounter in them.
The problem I'd like to solve: I think we will see a further decrease in natural resource dependence and an exponential increase in renewable or alternative energy/fuel sources. I find this exciting because we may witness a mass transition to a new clean energy source similar to nuclear energy of the 20th century.
I chose engineering because: I first chose to study biochemistry, but I soon learned that my passion for creativity could be combined in a beautiful symphony with my love of science and discovery through Bioengineering. I found a home where I could use my creativity and where unique ideas could be applied. I finally fell in love with a field that could fuel my constant need for this combination of creation and inquiry.
My plans for a career: I see myself in a career in either global medicine and engineering, whether it be in academia or medicine. I love the pursuit of knowledge when applied in a way that it can foster the development and growth of others, especially those who are struggling and need aid.
I chose Temple because: Temple's access to all that Philadelphia has to offer is unparalleled. The diversity, large student body, and urban setting makes TU unlike any other university I've ever seen.
The problem I'd like to solve: I decided to focus on increasing renewable energy penetration because people all just want electricity available 24/7. It is much more difficult to change the population's lifestyle than it is their electricity sourcing. This means so much to me because I do not want future generations asking us why we didn't do anything about our planet's increasing temperature while we have the chance.