The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Robotics — How do I start?

Figure 1: “Man lives like a robot, mechanically efficient, but with no awareness…” Introduction: First of all, let me clear this out: A robot ain’t a two legged wacko mimicking the human machinery set on to decimate humankind. Yes, these robots adored by the pop culture community are what engineers call “droids” or “humanoids”, but…

Why Liberal Arts Colleges Should Be In Your List

For majority of Bangladeshi students, and other Asian students, studying in elite research universities (also known as national universities) like M.I.T, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia etc. is the dream; And why not? These universities have extremely large campuses, variety of schools, offer a wide range of programs and often are involved in cutting-edge research in…

Extra Curricular Activities — Certificates Don’t Matter

What is an ECA? ANY productive activity can be considered extracurricular as long as it is NOT directly related to your syllabus. Believe it or not, cleaning the streets or fundraising are NOT the only ECAs that count. A representative from Brown University once said that even you have a family responsibility such as helping…