Engineering

Engineering: Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by—and linked to—specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish.


It makes me angry that grape flavored medicine doesn't really taste anything like grape. It tastes more like some tonic that evil witches in fairy-tales would give to some person to poison them. I don't know who thought those medicines tasted like grape, but they are the reason I had a not so fun childhood. I always had to take some disgusting medicine, and the medicines didn't even work that well. I would take one cough syrup for two or so weeks, and then when my cough didn't go away, I would have to take some other medication for it later.

When I was younger I didn't understand how I could remedy that situation, but a few more years and I had enough of the medicines. I was curious why these medications were so weak, so I started exploring around. A quick google search told me that drugs fall into the realm of chemical engineering, and that's what got me hooked. I was fascinated by how the molecules in drugs could alter or mimic molecules we have in our bodies. From there, I became interested in chemical engineering, and I want to work with drug-related technology.

My main interest is drug delivery. Working in the hospital, I saw that patients would need to be treated for some ailment, but the drug needed for the treatment...

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