Aerospace Engineering Personal Statement

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Preetam Debasish Saha Roy
PhD Applicant to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Texas A&M University

From the earliest records of man, he has held on to one deathless theme - the attribute of bending nature to his benefit. From the prehistoric man who invented the wheel to simplify transportation to the present age scientists who harness the power of nuclear energy, there has been a single need - making life on earth simpler, safer, and a joy. This has made man what he is today. My aims and goals are no different. As for my means, I have chosen to specialize in Mechanical Engineering.

Starting from high school days I have always been fascinated by technological innovations and in unraveling the mysteries of the world around
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To study in this field, I had to overcome hurdles, a common entrance examination, which I had to take along with hundreds of thousands of students, all aspiring to get through. I passed with flying colors, being placed in the top 0.5% of all students who took the examination and got admitted to Mechanical Engineering in Jadavpur University, one of the most prestigious universities in India. Extensive and well-structured courses along with complimentary labs and experimental works have prepared me well for broad area that Mechanical Engineering encompasses. A distinguished faculty, facilities in the university, my fellow peers and my zeal for success have helped me achieve brilliant academic record throughout my undergraduate studies. The undergraduate study in Mechanical Engineering has given me a comprehensive exposure to a wide spectrum of courses, namely, Heat transfer, Fluid mechanics, Internal combustion engine, Thermodynamics etc. In the second and third year of undergraduate studies I started building keen interest towards the subjects in the thermal-fluids domain. My propensity for thermal-fluids played a role in my selection of electives like Principles of energy conservation, Aerodynamics in my final year of undergraduate…show more content…
Securing a rank of 444 out of 82,000 students, helped me get admission in prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, one of the top five universities in India. I choose to pursue my Masters study in Thermal Science and Engineering because of my inclination towards thermal-fluids domain. During my first year of graduate studies advanced courses such as Computational Fluid Dynamics, Gas Turbine and Jet Propulsion, Convective Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics fueled my desire for a research career in thermal sciences. Also, during my master’s study, tutorials, practice problems given in the class fueled my interest in numerical programming, which lead to exploring different options like C, EES (Engineering Equation Solver),
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