Hello there and welcome to my blog. My name is Amritpal Mundra and I have recently completed my AS level courses for Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. I live in an average sized family home with my mother, father and brother who is 17 years younger than me. My father and I always had a strong bond and being the bearer of a degree in astronomy, a degree in biophysics and a masters in mathematics, my father would always refer the world around us to science and through him I gained much scientific knowledge and understanding.
In my early years (thanks to my dad) I was one of the lucky few to have a stash of personal computers in my home in the less technology developed ages. It was what took up most of my time as I surfed the net and played games, however I also had one other use of the computer, and that was education. I must have been at the age of around 7-8 years old when my dad brought home a CD-ROM which was made by DK books. It was an interactive scientific encyclopaedia which was laid out in a world a bit like today’s Google street view online. In this interactive world you are placed on a typical New York street and you can click on different arrows to progress to different landscapes and environments around the world and even fly into space and inside the human body. Everything around this 3-D environment was interactive for example in space you can click on the sun and it will explain to you the important roles that the sun plays in our lives. As far as science goes, this was my first memory of it, which formed part of my basic knowledge of the sciences.
As I grew up with scientific views of everything around me I have always been influenced by my father and the rest of my family and most importantly my own interests to study the sciences. Science has proved to be great as it has provided deep understanding in to previously unknown areas, such as Charles Darwin's theory of evolution which I strongly believe in despite religious opposition.
In terms of where I wish to go with science in the future, I am interestted in doing an MEng in Automotive engineering which heavily involves Physics and Mathematics as it mainly covers the topic of mechanics. Ever since I was young I have always been interested in cars, science and art, which is why I wish to do automotive engineering as it is a perfect combination of all these things. I will have to sketch out designs that are suitable for modern day life and will need physics to understand the mechanics as well as an exceptional knowledge of cars, and if I find that I don't possess these skills at a satisfactory level then I am willing to learn further to accompish my goal. As Michael Jordan once said 'I've failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed'. It is this mentality that makes me want to do science no matter where life takes me and why I wouldn't do anything that doesn't have science as its foundations.
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