Rik Banerjee
Rik Banerjee,
UMich ‘19
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
I'm a wildlife and physics enthusiast. I want to combine those two eclectic passions to use technology to help the environment.
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Hometown Delhi, India
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Bengali, Hindi, Kannada

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  • University of Texas - Austin (Austin, TX)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • University of California - San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
  • McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)

Applied for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

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The transition from tourist to conservationist can happen in a matter of seconds. My trigger was in the Masai Mara, a world famous wildlife haven in Kenya, when I witnessed conservationists harness their technical expertise to save a lioness' life. One afternoon, my family and I saw a lioness getting gored by a buffalo. Not willing to watch her die, we persuaded our guide to send out an SOS by radio. It seemed unlikely that anybody would respond for a...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
485 Words
My academic aspiration is driven by the fact that humanity is facing a huge paradigm shift from existent technology to the yet unknown. With dwindling reserves of crude oil and the unsustainability to the environment of using fossil fuels, my goal is to be at the forefront of humanity’s evolution to other, sustainable sources of energy. A B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will be instrumental in helping me achieve my goal...

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