Greetings, all who venture here!

Hello, world, my name is Ben Chrystler. I am currently a first year engineering student at NC State University. I am planning on majoring in chemical engineering. I chose chemical engineering because of the versatility of an engineering degree and because I have always been fascinated with the how different solutions are created. Think about it: We use solutions for many different aspects of our lives. We use Windex to clean windows, hydrogen peroxide to disinfect wounds, and certain soap solutions to wash our cars. Someone had to first determine what each solution would be made of and then figure out how to make it clean windows or disinfect wounds in the safest, most efficient way possible. This is what I would enjoy doing: making chemical compounds that do their job well. Chemical engineering will help me learn how to do this.

When I'm not engineering (or going to class, for that matter), you can find me either at the golf course or playing video games, depending on what I have time to do. I have always been a big golfer and I have competed in junior tournaments since I was about 9 years old. Golf is unlike most other sports, though. Golf is an individual game. Everything that happens is a result of my actions, my decisions, and my own skill level. I do not have teammates to take the blame for a bad shot. As a result, I can be hard on myself for not hitting a good shot or not making a short putt. This has taught me to forget about mistakes quickly. Once I hit a shot, I cannot take it back. I have to deal with the result of my decision and figure out the best way to proceed from there. It's an interesting game, really. Some days I feel like I'm in control of my game and some days I can't get anything quite right. But I keep coming back to it since each round of golf is a new challenge. Different weather, different course, different cicrumstances. I hope to keep up with my game and continue playing golf throughout my life.

Check this website out! It's pretty neat! University of Nottingham Periodic Table videos

You can take a look at my resume if you click on this link, which will download it.

How to make cheese pizza:

  1. Mix warm, but not boiling, water and yeast together in a bowl.
  2. Add into the bowl some oil, salt, and flour and knead the mixture.
  3. Let the dough sit for about an hour or until the yeast rises.
  4. Sprinkle some flour on a rolling pin mat and roll the dough out into the shape of a circle (however large you want your pizza to be).
  5. Obtain some marinara sauce (or whatever sauce you like) and spread it around the circle of dough, but not all the way to the edges of the dough.
  6. Spread some shredded mozzerella and provolone cheese on top of the sauce (more if you want it cheesier).
  7. Bake the pizza at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden.
  8. Lastly, and most importantly, eat it, because what was the use of making it if you don't eat it?

Class Expected Grade
CH101 92
MA241 95
ENG101 91
Pebble Beach Hole 7