Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement

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The quote by Henry Ford had the profound influence on my life when I learned it from my school history book. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” I have the instinct to overcome challenges using my experience of failures. Throughout my years at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET), I have used this instinct of learning from failures and keep on trying until success to expand my boundary of understanding. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering to continue pushing my boundaries to become a top researcher, contributing to the understanding of Fluid Mechanics. With the quality of education and research conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, my ambition to challenge the hurdles becomes attainable.
After a setback at my School Certificate Exam, I came to learn about my shortcomings and strengths that guided me to attain successes later. From my schooling times, I have shown very keen interest in the subjects of Mathematics and Physics which have enhanced my analytical and quantitative skills that enabled my skill in thinking critically. I was top scorer in Mathematics in High School. This aptitude for Mathematics and Physics encouraged me to choose Mechanical Engineering as my undergraduate major as I believed it has tremendous potential and also challenges.
During the undergraduate program, I was widely and comprehensively exposed to numerous courses

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