Princeton Engineering 14

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If you are interested in pursuing a B.S.E. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) degree, please write an essay describing why you are interested in studying engineering, any experiences in or exposure to engineering you have had, and how you think the programs in engineering offered at Princeton suit your particular interests. Quantifying the Qualitative Plug in a few numbers. Press the Calculate button. And just like that, a number pops out, displaying your quarterback’s performance. 31.4? He had a bad day. 128.7? He put up a show. My efforts to improve the NFL Quarterback Rating Formula are centered on including wide receiver prowess as a variable for quarterback performance. The logic behind tagging wide receiver talent as a variable is simple: wide receivers that can jump three feet and make one-handed catches tend to boost their quarterbacks’ ratings. To convert this variable (also called a predictor) into mathematics, I created an algorithm that would take wide receiver statistics from a database I built, churn out a numerical
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