Educational Objective

I've always enjoyed working with computers, as long as I can remember. The more powerful they get, the more interesting it is to be able to harness this power and create tools that affect to lives of almost all of us, and make life better.

Things like e-mail, the web, electronic banking, computer-aided design, and computer-enhanced graphics are changing the way we communicate, work, and see the world.

Programming is an interesting art, and I like to think I'm reasonably good at it already.

I'll probably learn that I don't know nearly as much as I thought I did, but that's OK - learning is the point of being here at Iowa State! I love to learn, and I don't mind finding out that I'm wrong.

I think that computers are going to continue to shrink and become more ubiquitous, ever more an invisible part of our everyday lives. Personal digital assistants like the PalmPilot, are beginning the trend away from large, heavy desktops and toward ``anytime, anywhere'' computers. This field really excites me, though I'm not sure if it's where I want to be or not.

I think that in 10 years time computing is going to be a much more crucial but less prominent part of the way we all live our lives - except for the people who make these increasingly critical devices.

Computers are changing the way we all live, and I want to be a part of the force behind that revolution.

I think Computer Engineering is going to be an exciting field, and it's one that has held my interest for quite a while now.

If it's not right for me, I'll have to figure that out and do something else, but right now I'm fairly confident.