David Delgado: About Me Page


I am currently pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, with a minor in both mathematics and electrical engineering, at North Carolina State University. As a freshman, my priority is to CODA into my degree program by the end of the spring 2017 semester, eventually graduate on May 2020. I am still not sure whether graduate school will be my first choice beyond this academic goal.

Professional Goals

My motivation for pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering is quite practical: STEM industries are booming, and it is a well-payed profession. Secondly, I am enthralled by the boundless possibilities of human improvement -- we have an extraordinary dominion over our surroundings. It follows that engineering would provide me with the knowledge and skill set to advance this progess, and imrpove the quality of life in not just the United States, but also developing countries around the world. For instance, an estimated 79 percent of the people in the Third World -- the 50 poorest nations -- have no access to electricity, despite decades of international development work. Sure, part of the problem is poor delegation and faulty human interactions, but technology (e.g., renewable energy resources) can also be a productive force. Specifically, I want to work on expanding the applications of renewable energy resources within the automotive industry. I like to believe that I am an inventor, and that is exactly the spirit I hope to embody as an engineer.

Skills and Competencies

Relevant Coursework

Class Course Title Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations Fall 2016
E 115 Intro to Computing Environments Fall 2016
CSC 113 Intro to Comp: MATLAB Spring 2017
MAE 206 Engineering Statics Fall 2017
MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics I Spring 2018