My interest in becoming an engineer started when I was in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. In the refugee camp, I used to make toys for my younger brothers and myself from locally available resources. I used to make toy cars from wires and wood. I also, made footballs from plastic papers and pieces of torn out clothes. The talent of making things enabled me to come up with a water pump that I represented my high school in the region, then provisional, and finally at the national level, 2005 Kenya’s National Science Congress. The water pump was a machine that could pump following water with the application of potential and kinetic energies. When I was resettled into the USA, I started Highline College believing that my dream of becoming a successful engineer will become true.
It was in 1991 that our family fled to Kenya after civil war broke out in Somalia. The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) settled us in Dadaab refugee camp. Though the international organizations tried their best, they could not cover the basic needs. Water, food, shelter and medical care were very scarce. We lived in a makeshift house. I remember going to the school without breakfast and in the class I used to worry about whether I would get lunch when I would go back home. I also remember doing my homework assignments at nights using a kerosene lamp. It was a hazardous experience as I used to inhale the smoke that had hazardous gases. In the morning I used
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Engineering is the life-line of this fast developing world, and I have always dreamt to be a part of it. Over the years, this dream has developed into a passion. Fuelled by the rapid strides made in this field, I sincerely hope to contribute significantly to the efforts that are under way to meet the ever-increasing demands of mankind.
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I have literally known what I want to be since I was a toddler. Of course, as a three-year old putting together Legos, I could not have verbalized that I want to be a mechanical engineer. However, it was at that time that I began to develop and use the skills that I will need for my desired career. I began to consider how parts went together and the different components necessary to build and sustain various systems. Part of the inspiration was the simple fun that I had while putting together these small toys, but part of my inspiration was my father. He was a maintenance turn-around coordinator at an oil refinery, which led to my own desire to work as a mechanical engineer in a refinery one day. As I grew older, my interest in mechanical engineering remained constant, though I expanded my interest beyond the oil refineries. In fact, after attending a pre-college program, Jackling Introduction to Engineering, offered by Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri in the summer of 2011, I realized that engineering was the perfect way to exercise my curiosity and inventiveness in a constructive and productive manner.