Engineering the Future: College Essays and Beyond
Updated: Apr 1
Curiosity. It’s a trait Engineering students have in common. You’re curious about how things work, and how they can work better.
And because you’re forward-thinking, you’re curious about the impact your work will have on the way we live now, and in the future.
Check out The National Academy of Engineering and their 14 Grand Challenges for the 21st Century:
Make solar energy affordable
Provide energy from fusion
Develop carbon sequestration methods
Manage the nitrogen cycle
Provide access to clean water
Restore and improve urban infrastructure
Advance health informatics
Engineer better medicines
Reverse-engineer the brain
Prevent nuclear terror
Enhance virtual reality
Advance personalized learning
Engineer the tools for scientific discovery
Wow. How cool is that? If you’re planning to major in Engineering, take the time to explore your why. What sparks your imagination?
Successful college essays are powered by your vision. So give us a peek into the way your mind works, and help us see into the future. (And if you're applying to the University of Southern California as an Engineering major, you'll write a supplemental essay in response to one of these challenges.)