From Da Vinci’s dream of flight six centuries ago, to theWright Brothers revolutionary creation of the first aircraft, to the firstmanned space shuttle only half a century ago, the evolution of aeronautics hasbeen fascinating to say the least. The idea of creating and adding to thetimeline is enthralling to me. Aeronautics has always been about pushing theboundaries of science and making what seemed impossible yesterday, a realitytoday. I strive to push and challenge myself to extend my knowledge and breakthe modern constraints set by pioneers in the engineering world. Elon Musk’sidea of sending humans to Mars thrills me knowing the technology needed forsuch an expedition is yet to be created and could be done by this generation ofengineers.
The limitless potential of aeronautics shown by these innovatoryevents has driven me to attempt another step on technical advancement.From an early age I have been keen on mathematics and wasgiven the opportunity to do my GCSE in year 8 and achieved an A grade. I laterthen joined a science club, STEM where the applications of physics were firstshown to me.
I took keen interest in the technology and engineering side wheremany educational trips occurred, for instance I went to Kingston Universitywhere there were many activities including making a projectile and seeing howfar it will go using only air pressure. From these experiences I knew I had apassion for physics and maths which drove me to select engineering as a subjectto do at GCSE level, where I completely grasped the structure of engineering andthe different types there were. What I relish most about the subject is thecreative freedom that enables successful engineers to create and buildsignificant structures needed in today’s society. My constant desire to push myself drove me to take part inmaths master classes, which took place in both Wilson Grammar School andImperial College over a two year period. These classes deepened my knowledge onmaths and broadened my scope of what limited knowledge I had and my wanting tolearn more. During my time there I took great interest in what the differentlectures had to say and the various sides of maths they had to bringinteresting me further, which then lead me to decide I had wanted to studyfurther mathematics at A level. Taking part in several math competitions,representing my school in the process, gave me more confidence in mathematicspreparing me to apply my knowledge in university.
I have pursued my interest inengineering by taking part in brilliant aspirations, a program which allowed meto understand engineering to a further degree. The program consisted of meapplying my understanding of physics and maths and working on a team to createa hover craft, showing me the importance of teamwork when dividing up tasks todo and creating a more efficient product. Recently I have also taken part inthe UK senior mathematical challenge and achieved a silver award, giving me an experienceto test my knowledge on problem solving.Outside of school I enjoy playing basketball regularly andswimming in a local leisure centre. Keeping myself active has ensured me tostay resilient and self-disciplined where I can apply this to my studies.
Ialso keep up with regular basketball fixtures and support a team in my sparetime.The capability of aeronautics systems is ever-growing andsomething I want to be a part of given the opportunity at your university.