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Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit Please include your name and department to which

you are applying at the top of your statement. Before submitting the statement, seek constructive comments and criticism from friends and advisors. Five primary topics to cover in your statement of purpose: 1. How did you become interested in this field? Establish that you have had a long-term interest in the field and that you have taken positive steps in pursuing your interest. Give the committee members a sense of your particular talents and abilities and their relevance to your academic interests.
My interest budded from a project during my senior year at UCSD, in which I analyzed the differences and theory of both open and closed control on a rotating table. After finishing that project and another lab founded upon feedback control, I began to perceive the trend towards automation occurring in all aspects of industry and life. It is easy to see the importance of control theory, not only in major industries like automotive , robotic, and aeronautic industries, but also I believe there exists a greater potential for applying these practices among less traditionally thought of industries like the furniture and cooking industry. I am currently working for the largest oil and gas equipment designer and manufacturer, and here too the effects of control engineering can be seen. Efficiency and more importantly safety, on offshore rigs in the past few years has significantly increased as dangerous manual labor is being replaced with automatic machinery, but there are still potentially fatal processes handled by human hands. Since taking the first step in knowing where these voids and potential market places exist within the oil and gas process, the next step would for be to increase my knowledge and understanding of feedback control in order to incorporate onto future conceived drilling equipment that fills these gaps and transforms the practice of drilling into a completely automatic procedure. Brazil---new subsea terrain and conditions --- speak Portuguese

1. What experiences have contributed toward your preparation for further study in this field? Demonstrate your interest by providing examples of research experiences, internships, work experience, community service, publications, or life experiences. Briefly describe what you did in each experience. Also, make sure to articulate what you have learned about the field and how those lessons stimulated you to pursue an advanced degree.

The majority of my experience comes from studies as an undergrad. I earned an A in Controls Engineering 143B. Many methods of analysis of controls engineering were covered such as PID controller, root locus method, Nyquist method, and state space analysis. My understanding of PID controller was entrentch after experimenting in a senior lab class how different values for the PID controller affects the behavior an oscillating mass. Furthermore, I gained valuable skills Undergrad degree. Bio lab Rotating table mae 143a

2. What are your future goals? Specifically state your degree objective (Master's or Ph.D.) and specify what subdisciplines you are interested in pursuing. For example, if you are applying in political science, the committee needs to know whether you are pursuing American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, or

Political Theory. Let the reader know that you are planning a future career as a university professor, researcher, or consultant, or in public service or private practice (or whatever your goal happens to be). 3. 1. What experiences have contributed toward your preparation for further study in this field? Demonstrate your interest by providing examples of research experiences, internships, work experience, community service, publications, or life experiences. Briefly describe what you did in each experience. Also, make sure to articulate what you have learned about the field and how those lessons stimulated you to pursue an advanced degree.

4. What are your research interests? Within your subdiscipline, you should be able to identify one or two topics that are of interest to you. When possible, be specific about your research agenda. Remember that you will be working with professors in research; therefore, your research interests should parallel those of the faculty. (You will usually not be expected to know exactly what you want to research; faculty know that initial interests often change.) 5. How are you a "match" for the program to which you are applying? Explain what attracts you most to the institution/program to which you are applying. Align your research interests with those of one or more of the affiliated professors. The better the "match" with the program/professors, the better the chance that you will be admitted.

Other factors to weave in (remember these are secondary factors):

Give examples of personal attributes or qualities that would help you complete graduate study successfully. Describe your determination to achieve your goals, your initiative and ability to develop ideas, and your ability to work independently. Describe background characteristics that may have placed you at an educational disadvantage (English language learner, family economic history, lack of educational opportunity, disability, etc.). Leave the reader believing that you are prepared for advanced academic work and will be successful in graduate school.