McMaster Engineering: Meet our scholarship winners

McMaster Engineering: Meet our scholarship winners


[ Music ]>>I’m driven to succeed by the
idea that I’m going to be able to make a positive change.>>I’ve always loved learning,
so I’m constantly trying to understand everything
that I can.>>Ever since I was very,
very young, I had a passion for nuclear technology.>>Excellence to me
means well-balanced. If you’re just solid in
every facet of your life, then you’re a more
excellent person.>>Everyone sets a
goal on the upper limit of what they’re capable of,
and I truly felt excellent. It’s when I’ve surpassed
that goal unintentionally.>>As long as you’re striving
to be better and do better, then you are striving
for excellence.>>I think being excellent is
also about having the courage to try new things, to
put yourself out there.>>The thing that love most about McMaster is the
sense of community of here.>>When I came here, I
was initially welcomed by so many people, and
I just felt right away, like, this was my home.>>No one is afraid
to work together, despite the fact you might come
from different backgrounds, different clubs, to
accomplish better goals that benefit everyone.>>No matter, whether
I’m studying or going out to different events
and getting involved, I’m always having fun,
and it kind of makes going through University a lot easier.>>When I came to McMaster for
the scholarship interviews, there was a speech that
was given about a vision of McMaster’s role is in the
future and how they need to be on the forefront, and
that struck a chord with what I believe.>>The summer research
scholarship made me a lot more confident in the labs
that I’m taking this year.>>Going into getting this
job, I didn’t know which stream of engineering I
wanted to specialize in, and Dr. Hatun Zeirog [phonetic]
made it seem really exciting to go in materials direction,
and that’s where I am now.>>It showed me a different
side of the career spectrum that I likely wouldn’t
have seen otherwise. When I decided to
come to McMaster, I was awarded the Schulich
Leader Scholarship.>>I was the recipient of the Dean’s Excellence
Entrance Scholarship for academic excellence and the
Student Undergraduate Summer Research position.>>I got the Joseph Ip
Entrance Scholarship.>>I was awarded the
Schulich Leader Scholarship.>>I received the Joseph
Ip Entrance Scholarship in my first year.>>You get a sense
of gratification, and it’s an accomplishment,
but it also is sort of like a door opening. [ Music ]

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