My Olin courses and projects are never without a greater meaning or message beyond their immediate context. Professors are quick to point out the importance of having a view greater than just your project. With any work it is critical to consider the bigger picture – the ecosystem that surrounds the immediate problem including the people it will impact, the environment it will impact and so on. My engineering coursework has allowed me to work on big problems – from helping soldiers on the ground in foreign countries to encouraging Olin students to be more active in their day to day lives. These big problems include the Grand Challenges that our world faces today. My work has had context far beyond the math, science, and other educational topics it embodied.