Expansion of Knowledge

Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests?

From an early age, I have always questioned what surrounds me and yearned to further comprehend my understanding of life’s bountiful mysteries. As I grew older and my educational opportunities arose, I took advantage of what I was given and have sought to expand my knowledge as much as possible. The fields of science and mathematics have had a particular impact on my aspirations. I feel that my ever-expanding desire to gain more knowledge in these subjects, along with many other academic interests of mine, will be satisfied by attending the College of Arts and Sciences

Science has become a passion of mine. It has provided me with many of the answers about life that I have desired, and is the reason I hold the subject so near and dear to my heart. Ranging from the processes by which our bodies produce energy to the initial velocity required to launch an object over one hundred feet into the air, science can offer a solution to nearly anything. Along with supplying these essential answers that many hanker to know, science is also an outlet for inspirational thinking and motivation to move forward. Scientific thinking is also a culture and a way of life. It encourages an interrogative mentality, pushing people to search for a...

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