This blog is the product of my addiction to coffee.
Not really…though I did come up with the idea in a Starbucks. Really this blog serves the purpose of providing a different outlook into the field of engineering that one might not normally take. I’ve always thought that engineering was a fascinating subject, but putting the word beautiful to it has never been an easy task. When most people think of beauty they think of artwork, or a dancer performing a new ballet, or maybe a work of literature that has always been a favorite.
Yet, I like to think of my work as beautiful in an odd way too. I find beauty in mathematical proofs, statistical models, project-concept designs, manufacturing, and much more! So this blog is a way for me to try and express the beauty in what I do, such that one can see the world of an engineer through a different lens. Maybe you’ll buy it, maybe you won’t, but all in all, I appreciate you taking the time to check out my posts, and help bring some beauty into my world as well.
I wrote this quickly this past Thursday night after collecting some thoughts. Thanks Agastya for the read through to make sure my 1AM storytelling would make sense by 9AM as well... I was never sure that I'd leave New York. Ironically, I was never sure if I would like New York. When I was young, […]
I started this post back in June, but it didn't feel complete as is, so I let it sit. It's August now, and things are on the up-side, so I came back, finished it, and made some touch-ups. Heads-up, it's not the most light-hearted of the bunch, but for all the post-college grads out there, […]
My grandfather always loved oatmeal. He had been a Quaker Oats salesman for most of his life, and I can never remember a visit where he wouldn't show up without those dark-brown instant packets bulging from the side-pockets of his dress slacks. This scene was so regular that I remember I would literally dream about […]
I've been told senior year of college should be about fooling around and shaking off the sweat from the past three years. In reality, it hasn't been too much of that. There's been work, late nights, and occasionally the odd realization on a Wednesday, when you're sitting around your friends in the library, that maybe […]
I saw my friend send a Snapchat story yesterday in San Francisco with a nice 48 degrees fahrenheit as the banner. I was lying in bed in Pennsylvania and it was currently 60 degrees. And to throw the punchline in...it's two days past Christmas. (Pls see previous post on the whole climate change thing). But, […]
This is an Op-Ed I wrote with another student. It was originally published in Charles St. News, a Johns Hopkins publication that I help run. As young scientists, both in engineering and policy, we have begun to feel jaded that policy decisions have placed profit over innovation and productivity, discouraging our desire to achieve success […]
Life in your early to mid-20's likes to play tricks on you in the fact that as soon as you feel comfortable in a new setting it ships you out to somewhere else. I've spent my last 8 weeks in New York, Texas, Florida, and finally after a long 5 days of being back in […]
I've had a really hard time for some reason coming up with this post. It's not even like I've been neglecting to write...literally my draft box is full of half-posts, quarter-posts, one-liners. But still, I think I needed to just wait until I found something I really wanted to write about before sending this out. […]
Throughout college, I've felt like February can be one tough month. Maybe it's because classes have restarted at school, activities are back in action, and I still haven't recovered enough sleep from the Fall semester. Or it could be that I went an entire two weeks of college without a laptop (which surprisingly made me […]
Any college student has to deal with a concept of the 'bubble'. I'm not talking about the soapy bubbles that you probably blew when you were 5 years old. This bubble is more of a shield, a shield that is strong during freshman year but slowly decreases is size, or thickness, and becomes more vulnerable […]