As we advance and grow as a species, our technology and science grow with us. This has beennotably true in the last fifty years as electronics have played an increasingly large part inour lives. I could not have grown into the person I am today without the technology of mytime, and often wonder how future generations will develop with the technology of their timeand how computers will improve, if Moore’s law still holds true. It is because of theimplications of a more technologically advanced Egypt that I am driven to develop Electronicsand pursue a career in this ever-growing field. During my youth, I visited a local foodstufffactory, where I first witnessed how a production line was orchestrated. I was astounded byall the different machines that were operating in unison. I flipped the main power switch,sparking life into both the factory and into my interest in the world of electronics, whichincited me to learn how and why the electronic components function as they do. I laterreturned to the very same factory during the summer of my penultimate year at school. I wasable to spend a week working at different stations, mainly the IT department, where I learnedthe basics of coding and the workload that comes with programming a factory’s machines. Through my studies in Physics and Mathematics, during the past three years, I developed myinterests in Technology. I learned about different components in electronics such astransistors, logic gates and programmable logic devices and how they are essential for thefunctioning of components such as integrated circuits for computer chips and the promisingup-growth of artificial intelligence. As a result of this experience, I believe that a careerin this field will be ideal for me.After realising I had an aptitude for the Sciences, I began reading into the topics ofElectronics and Quantum Mechanics. “An Unconventional Guide to Electronics” by Clive Maxfieldgave a broad description of all aspects of electric circuits, while “The Quantum World” byKenneth Ford familiarised me with concepts such as uncertainty, energy and the strangeness ofthe quantum world. Feynman’s “QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter”, made clear to methe complexity, which was Quantum Field Theory. When I was preparing for my AS level exams, I decided to join an extracurricular groupcompeting globally to test a theory at the research institute, CERN. Our main focus wasfinding an explanation for the Baryonic asymmetry of the universe, by measuring the Energy ofAntimatter Interactions. One of our methods was using a detector to measure rates of secondaryparticle radiation near the ELENA injection point. During planning, we were discovering waysto build a modified scintillator material, which may be capable of detecting annihilation asthe antiprotons enter the synchrotron. If the energy released by pair annihilation was foundto be relatively high, then it might be the reason for the deficit of antiparticles. Takingpart in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award allowed me to test my physical abilities,whilst also building my interpersonal skills, improving my resilience and furthering myteamwork skills, bettering me as a person. I was able to be a part of the National HonourSociety, involving myself with the local community, whilst further building my character anddeveloping my leadership skills through a variety of trips, acting as a tour guide to thehistorical areas of Cairo. I volunteered to aid a local orphanage, where I mentored a class ofchildren in English and Mathematics before their ministry exams. After a couple of weeks doingservice, with a variety of classes, I realised that I was truly giving back to the community,as they began speaking nearly fluent English. During my free time, I play tennis, up to threetimes a week, which gives me the chance to meet new people and live a healthier lifestyle,allowing me to focus on my path to becoming an Engineer.