Zak Launches Technology!2/23/92
In the past, the elite controlled information, leaving the rest of the populace at a disadvantage with limited knowledge. Communicating with computers removes the barriers that are a result of prejudgment of another's physical self, race, sex, or ethnic origin.
Advances in technologies of computer connectivity allow all people access to vast quantities of information. I can contribute, now and in the future, by advancing these technologies. I believe that information empowers. It allows people a wider view of the world.
Beginning in 1990, I launched a public access communication system, otherwise known as a computer B.B.S. Through my experiences, I realize that I can communicate with many more people and get innumerable viewpoints not available in my everyday physical world. In using this relatively new means of communication, I have identified and implemented new ways to improve computer communication. I will use my technical knowledge to help other people use computers and obtain access to current and future networks.
I want to attend the Summer Institute for Creative Engineering and Inventiveness because it would further enlarge my scope of understanding and expose me to other students' interests.
By working with others whose interests and knowledge complement mine, our range of problem solving will be enlarged.
I can function well in the group setting of the Summer Institute because of the mature social practices and cooperation that have been required of me in my participation in several computer message networks. I would enjoy meeting, working, and solving problems with the diversity of people at the Summer Institute. I would especially like to learn new things about programming. I enjoy the challenge of solving problems. Last summer I enjoyed a soccer team workshop on the University of Indiana campus.
I would be honored to participate in the program this summer and would eagerly anticipate my individual project in the following months.