But the thought of so much number crunching didn’t excite me as much as using math to create something with a more tangible impact, which is a big part of the reason I have decided to pursue an engineering degree.
Despite my love of math, the first part of my freshman year really opened my eyes to the rigor of work here at Stanford. In SBSE (Society of Black Scientists and Engineers), we have study nights every Tuesday. The group orders pizza and there are lots of engineering majors working individually or in groups to get work done. As I was struggling through a calculus class for engineers, I used these study nights to connect with other students in the same class. We would all help each other out with problems and work through them together. It’s like having a built-in group of tutors, which has been really helpful.”