"I'm part of the UT Dallas combat robotics team. We build remote-controlled robots designed for combat, and our 120-pound robot called "The Blender" won first place at the national BattleBot competition this year. A lot of effort was put into creating the robot by my teammates and me, and to see the work pay off was probably one of my best experiences here so far.
I've always wanted to do something related to science and engineering, so I chose mechanical engineering because machines—and mechanisms in particular—fascinate me. It's also a versatile degree that opens a lot of opportunities in industry or for further study.
On campus, I'm involved with iFriend, which is a program that pairs an international graduate student with an undergraduate American student. We exchange knowledge of each others' culture and show them around campus and the region. The program is a fun way to experience different cultures.
The best thing about UT Dallas is that it's a smaller university that has something for everyone. The diversity on campus ensures that anyone can find a group of people they feel connected to and share interests with, all while receiving a world-class education from faculty who truly want you to succeed."
A native of Austin, Texas, Stuart Yun is a mechanical engineering major in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. After graduation, he plans to pursue an engineering graduate degree and an MBA.
February 10, 2012
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