Momentum - October 2020 - 10

FEATURE

Student Generation

 MBITION
A
AND ITS
CONUNDRUMS

10 October 2020

Experience in the Baja
SAE program prompts
student at Cal Poly
- San Luis Obispo to
choose engineering
over the Army.
I AM A FOURTH-YEAR MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING STUDENTat Cal Poly
- San Luis Obispo. When I arrived at
college, I was eager to explore
opportunities in engineering and
develop as a leader. I also hoped to
find a way of realizing my personal
dream of earning my pilot's
license-a process that I began the
summer after graduating high
school.
Throughout my four years at Cal
Poly, I have been an active member
of the Baja SAE team and have taken
on the roles of team manager, chassis
design lead, and SAE chapter
president. I have also participated in
the Army ROTC program and worked
at internships that presented career
opportunities in aviation, defense,
mechanical design, and
manufacturing. My time in Baja SAE
has been pivotal in honing my
leadership skills and has led me to
develop a passion for engineering,
which inspired me to ultimately
pursue a career as an engineer.
When I joined Baja SAE in my first
quarter at Cal Poly, senior members
of our team took me under their
wing, introducing me to almost every
machine in our shop and showing me
how to work on the car. As a
freshman, I had questions about
everything, but my teammates were
eager to teach me about any
engineering topic I could throw at
them. Not only did they show me
how to design and build vehicles,
they supported me through my
classes and guided me through my
early college experience. This team
became my surrogate family-going
camping on testing weekends and
bonding on a four-day road trip from
California to Illinois.
In my second year, I had the

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Momentum - October 2020
Big Changes to CDS coming next year
BENEFITS U
Ditching the bells and whistles
One-on-One with Matt McCoy
Ambition and its conundrums
Sprinting to Success
BRIEFS
2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 is a lightweighting tour-de-force
Simulation’s next generation
SAE 101: SAE Mobilus
Practicing the ”art of learning”
Dossier: Juan Vasquez of Pariveda Solutions
Momentum - October 2020 - Momentum - October 2020
Momentum - October 2020 - Cover2
Momentum - October 2020 - 1
Momentum - October 2020 - Big Changes to CDS coming next year
Momentum - October 2020 - BENEFITS U
Momentum - October 2020 - Ditching the bells and whistles
Momentum - October 2020 - 5
Momentum - October 2020 - 6
Momentum - October 2020 - 7
Momentum - October 2020 - One-on-One with Matt McCoy
Momentum - October 2020 - 9
Momentum - October 2020 - Ambition and its conundrums
Momentum - October 2020 - 11
Momentum - October 2020 - Sprinting to Success
Momentum - October 2020 - 13
Momentum - October 2020 - 14
Momentum - October 2020 - BRIEFS
Momentum - October 2020 - 2021 Ducati Superleggera V4 is a lightweighting tour-de-force
Momentum - October 2020 - Simulation’s next generation
Momentum - October 2020 - SAE 101: SAE Mobilus
Momentum - October 2020 - Practicing the ”art of learning”
Momentum - October 2020 - Dossier: Juan Vasquez of Pariveda Solutions
Momentum - October 2020 - Cover3
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