“It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.”
- Dr. Suess
My name is Elizabeth and I am an Electrical Engineering student set to graduate in December 2013. I've always been self motivated with a passion for learning. It was in middle school that I first realized how much I love math and science, but it was not until I took physics in high school that I sparked an interest in engineering. In the end it was my schoolwork, sense of curiosity, and love for a challenge that steered me into the field engineering.
My focal point of interest is power engineering. After taking my first electrical engineering course I knew that power engineering was specifically what I wanted to focus on. Although this is my main passion, my coursework has lead me to some other opportunities that have shaped me into a more well rounded engineer. Programming has presented me with outreach & research opportunities. Engineering economics has given me an understanding of project management that I used for my internship position in the IT department at Bankers Financial Corporation. It's the combination of my experiences inside and outside the classroom that have made me who I am today.
I was also fortunate enough to earn a position working for the Miller Writing Center at Auburn University. To say the least, writing is not a high priority for most engineering students. However, my time at the writing center has taught me that improving my writing skills to convey my work in lab reports and memos are just as crucial as public speaking and interpersonal skills.
The experience I have gained from the courses I have taken and the work I've done on campus have been the driving force in my wanting to continue my education. My undergraduate years at Auburn have provided me with a great foundation for my future as an engineer. That is why after completing my bachelor's degree in December I will begin working on my master's degree at Auburn, focusing on power engineering. Because my coursework has opened so many doors for me thus far, I feel that graduate school will help me refine my skills and allow me to pursue my interests so that when I enter the industry, I will be an asset to the field.