Statement of Purpose for Aeronautical Engineering (Cornell University)
Following is a sample SOP for Aeronautical Engineering (Cornell University)
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” – John Dewey
A quest for knowledge, a pragmatic approach and logical thinking are the driving forces behind every endeavour I undertake. The sound of airplanes during takeoff at a speed as high as 200mph, the vastness of the airplane and the desire to learn the principles behind the flight of the airplane as a kid, landed me in aerospace engineering. Initially joined with an urge to do something interesting, I realized that aeronautical engineering is brimming with opportunities. Specifically, the prospects within the structural and design space of aerospace engineering is what interests me. I would like to be involved in research ranging from the advancement in the use of composites to the development in 3D analysis software and from the design and systems engineering to the development of missions specific airplanes. A graduate degree from Cornell University will provide me with the requisite theoretical and practical framework to pursue a career in research and development in the fields of composites, structural mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics and other research fields related to Aircraft structures.
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