HKUST for me was a shot in the dark but I am so glad I decided to study here. This entire experience of leaving the comfort of my home and family to setting up my bank accounts, doing laundry, making decisions, planning meals in a place I had never ever been to - during a time as uncertain as 2021- was like a roller coaster ride – bumpy yet exhilarating. It was a hard decision but I saw an opportunity and took it. Overall, HKUST has shaped me into a more confident and independent individual. I am thankful to the School of Engineering that made transition from high school to university life rather smooth.
My passion for engineering stemmed from my interest in aircraft. It all began by mistaking aircraft propellor blades as pinwheels peeking into the cockpits and waving at pilots.I would just be in awe of airplanes at the airport. Till date, I am wonderstruck by these engineering marvels. Moreover, I was aware that I would not be able to study something I did not enjoy. Aerospace engineering and everything it entails intrigued me. The business side of things did not make me as curious as engineering did. Hence, I decided to pursue the same.
My journey thus far has been so enjoyable. I have tried countless things ranging from hackathons, on-campus kayaking and netball to podcasting, drone videography, and NASA competitions. Currently, I am testing my capabilities in the research field under the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program HKUST offers and looking forward to the wind tunnel project for my aerodynamics course. Besides these assorted activities I keep myself involved in, I appreciate how helpful the faculty, staff and the student community are at HKUST because I could not have done it without their support. The School of Engineering is the hub of the latest and most exciting stuff happening globally and you can trust them to fuel your curiosity and give wings to your dreams, just like I did.