Global Engineering Profile for Robert Feeman
I made the decision to be an engineer not only because I was the one in high school who thought that calculus and physics classes were interesting, but also because I liked the idea of solving problems and being presented with challenges that were actually relevant to some aspect of society. Mechanical engineering seemed to be the obvious choice because it dealt with things that could be seen, things that seemed ‘real’ to me. Originally from Highland, Indiana, I ended up choosing Purdue over some other colleges, not only because of the in-state tuition, but also because of the atmosphere and the general mindset of the people that attend and work at Purdue. While the other schools that I visited, Rose-Hulman and the Illinois Institute of Technology, had excellent engineering programs, they seemed to fail to address any other areas of the students’ lives and futures, while Purdue seemed to encourage balanced, well-rounded, and globally minded engineers who were able to work and communicate with other people. After completing nearly three semesters here at Purdue, and in the school of mechanical engineering, I have really enjoyed my time here and am confident that this is the right career path for me.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Robert Feeman (2009), "Global Engineering Profile for Robert Feeman," http://globalhub.org/resources/2160.