One World Week is old stuff now, but my friend Aiman found this video that I hadn’t seen before floating around the imperial website:
It’s me and a few other students who organized One World Week giving their opinions about it. Must say I look very Indian with my plait and the ‘dot-on-the-forehead’ (we call it ‘kum-kum’).
On the subject of me, my WSET portrait is also now in City Hall! This will be its new home until the 19 of March. Let me elucidate a little: Last year’s WSET ’100 Visions 100 Women’ portrait project was wildly successful. So this year the organizer Ellin decided to take things a step further and promote the project on a city-wide level, a truly commendable achievement.
I haven’t gone to see the portraits yet, but hopefully I will soon. It feels amazing that people and tourists from all over London can visit them! One of the goals of this portrait series is to inspire the next generation of students (not just girls) to follow the SET path. It would be fantastic if these portraits even persuaded someone to consider engineering as a future career when they normally wouldn’t have.
Anyway; I could go on about this (as I am the Vice-President of WSET), but I think I have tackled this topic enough in my EI lecture and ‘the way here’ page (*shameless plug-in* links to the right).
In all my enthusiasm about WSET events, I seem to be forgetting that I’m also president of ICSEDS (Imperial College Students for the Exploration and Development of Space). Recently I have begun to feel that I’m ignoring this club. I have made the classic rookie mistake of joining/being in charge of way too many societies. So I’m beginning to worry a little, but not nearly as much as I am worrying about our Design, Make and Test project…
…I think I mentioned in a very early post that I am part of the Imperial Racing Green team. A group of students get together to make a zero emissions car that will race at Silverstone. While this project will be extremely rewarding when we watch our finished product race next year, the process of getting there is really strenuous. Our designs must not only be compatible with the rest of the groups (i.e. our team, the Drivetrain team needs to make sure our stuff doesn’t interfere with suspension and vehicle packaging for example), it also needs to perform well. I remember spending countless nights worrying that our design would not come together…Luckily our designs are now complete, but we only have 5 weeks to manufacture everything! Which may seem like plenty, but when we were kids, 5 minutes sounded like a lot too.
The blue shoes? That’s just a random thing I thought up to make the title rhyme. How about my blue shirt instead?