You are expected to become globally engaged knowledge experts and leaders who can contribute significantly to research, education, and innovations in science and engineering.
You are expected to become globally engaged knowledge experts
This is a Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statement. I will attach a template, personal statement used in the past, and an example from someone else to use. My passion is atmospheric science, studying air quaility/ozone impacts, gathering monthly atmospheric data (studying particulate matter, pm2.5, and course) from large cities (San Francisco, LA, and Mexico City), and any societal/pandemic impacts (for example the great recession or economy).
Ensure that the statement complies with format and preparation requirements:
Times New Roman font for all text.
Cambria Math font for equations.
Symbol font for non-alphabetic characters. (It is recommendation that equations and symbols be insert ed as an image)
no smaller than 11-point, except text that is part of an image.
1″ margins on all sides, no text inside 1″ margins (no header, footer, or page number).
no less than single spacing (approximately 6 lines per inch), 3 page maximum.
They want to know how you will be an autonomous, self-motivated researcher. Also, they want to find someone who has significant potential to advance scientific knowledge (intellectual merit). Additionally, benefit society (broader impacts).
Describe your personal, educational and/or professional experiences that motivate your decision to pursue advanced study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Include specific examples of any research and/or professional activities in which you have participated.
Present a concise description of the activities, highlight the results and discuss how these activities have prepared you to seek a graduate degree.
Specify your role in the activity including the extent to which you worked independently and/or as part of a team. Describe the contributions of your activity to advancing knowledge in STEM fields as well as the potential for broader societal impacts (See Solicitation, Section VI, for more information about Broader Impacts).
You are to become globally engaged knowledge experts and leaders who can contribute significantly to research, education, and innovations in science and engineering. The purpose of this statement is to demonstrate your potential to satisfy this requirement. Your ideas and examples do not have to be necessarily to the discipline that you have chosen to pursue.