Given Name: Daniel Paul Connolly
Hometown: Southington, CT
Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering
Extracurricular: Club Men's Volleyball, Outdoor Adventures Leadership Training
Academic: Defense Engineering, Foreign Policy (Middle East), Military Studies
Free Time: Sleep, Exercise
Favorite Superhero: Captain America
Favorite Food: Barbecue
NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering
The Grand Challenge for Engineering that is most interesting to me is to "Prevent nuclear terror." The document linked below outlines a general national strategy for fighting terrorism, both nuclear and conventional.
Making the Nation Safer - The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism, National Research Council, updated 2002, accessed 14 September 2014 (Grand Challenge)
I found the most interesting MATLAB demonstration to be the topographical plot of Earth's surface. This file was my favorite because of the enormous amount of data that was consolidated into one graphic. I was impressed by the speed and quality with which a three-dimensional plot was created, and could further be manipulated and viewed in MATLAB.