Before I was accepted to BlueStamp for this summer I had an interview with Erik, one of the Bluestamp staff, that was part of my application process and I said that I wanted to have a learning experience outside of school. Bluestamp offered that to me through a bunch of problems that I had to solve myself instead of just asking a teacher for the answer, learning how to solder or use a drill, and of course the building of a self-tying shoe. However immersive and exciting this experience was, the majority of what I did here isn’t really what I want to pursue. I look to go into Computer Science instead of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering which is much of what I did in this program. I think Computer Science is a better fit because I was the most excited during these 6 weeks when I had to do deal with the coding portion of my project. I already had computer science as a pursuit of mine prior to this program, but Bluestamp helped push me towards that direction even more. I gained a lot of knowledge about engineering in general since this was my first exposure to it. I also was able to make a lot of connections from fellow students to the staff to even some of the guest speakers that came to give talks. Taking advantage of those connections to expand my engineering and overall life is something that I will definitely do and I definitely plan to still learn from this experience for a long, long time.