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Maria Mendez MEP GEEN 1510 Final Assignment 14, December 2007 “Why I want to be an Engineer” “Millions of people saw an apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why”, said Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870 – 1965) an advisor to more than 40 Presidents. This is the reason I am so enthralled to pursue a career in engineering, because I always want to know the reasons behind things. I believe that engineering is the answer to understanding the world around us in a greater sense. I want to take part in this link that prepares us for the future which is why I have chosen this field of study. Choosing a major to pursue in college is one of the most difficult yet important decisions many people must make in their life. For me, I had to choose between my strong passion for math and science and my interest in international/humanitarian affairs. Deciding between both career options was a challenge, to say the least. Perhaps the strongest deciding factor in deciding to pursue an engineering degree was my high school teachers. They encouraged me to explore the field because they saw in my aptitude strong skills in math and science. As I look back onto the past, I can see why I had such interest in these subjects. When I was learning English in elementary, math, unlike English was something I understood. It was a language of its own, of numbers that I was intrigued by. I gained curiosity not only with math while in my early years, but also with the world around me. I fascinated myself by wondering how it was things worked. In my later years in school, I found that science and math were my [Type text] Maria Mendez  [Type text]
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strengths. I was awarded numerous outstanding awards in these areas, which is what lead me to believe that I should pursue a math/science related career. Because of this, I decided to apply my
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