Dad wants me to be a doctor, but mom wants me to be an artist. I love art, but do I want to do it my whole life? Oh well, I have plenty of time!
I'm not sure.
Well, I think you would be a great engineer!
In The Future... (Part 1)
Thanks, Mom and Dad!
This vest is itchy and pink, and I want ice cream!
We're so proud of you, Daksha!
I had no serious thoughts on a career. I was never thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. I always thought about what my parents wanted me to be, forgetting that the thing that would make them the most proud is knowing that their daughter is happy.
In The Future... (Part 2)
My solution is graphene, ma'am. It is the strongest, yet most pliable material known to exist.
Being accepted to STEM in Middle School changed all of that. As we completed projects in the Design and Modeling and the Energy and the Environment courses, I gradually realized that I wanted a career in which I could travel the world and help people.
In The Future... (Part 3)
Releasing all of my previous doubts, I hope to contribute to STEM in the next 10 years by pursuing a job opportunity in the wide world of engineering!
As an engineer, I hope to perfect the idea of Wind Turbines. In areas where there is not much sunlight or heat, these machines are used for renewable energy. According to some research I used for a STEM project, the stiff rotor blades of the turbines can break off and cause a lot of damage in high wind events. In the past, several people have been injured and a few even killed in this situation.
A solution I would like to test is substituting graphene for the material that is used to build wind turbine rotor blades. The material graphene is a form of carbon that is over one hundred times stronger than steel, but still the most pliable substance on Earth. Using graphene would help the blades curve with the wind instead of breaking. However, the rotor blades would still be very sturdy.
To contribute to STEM for helping me realize what I want to do with my future, I hope to be an engineer and make the world a better place!