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Personal Information

Given Name: Daniel Paul Connolly

Nickname: Dan

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

Fun Facts

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)

MATLAB Demonstrations

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.