Geology is appealing to me due toits connections to our planet from the history of its geological formation somebillions of years ago to the present day.
The multidisciplinary nature of thesubject entreats me by blending other subjects such as physics, chemistry,mathematics, and fieldwork. My choice of subjects at A-levelindicates my interest in science and my ambition to better comprehend my subject areas of interest. Having anacademic background in these fields has facilitated my understanding of thephysical, chemical and mathematical aspects of geology.With the completion of a BSc inGeology, Renewable Energy – Geothermal Science which deals with the thermalenergy being generated within the crust, by radioactive decay of materials andby the original heat of formation stored within theearth and also how to use it sustainably is of specific interest to me.I find the continuous flow of earth’sinternal energy to the surface by means of hot springs fascinating. Also, the heat generated at plate tectonicboundaries can be put into good and sustainable use for the beneficiary ofhumans. Thus in understanding theprocesses of heat production, transfer and how to use them efficiently, I needto carry out further research and I believe The University of Iceland with itshighly qualified staff, well-equipped and state-of-the-art laboratories canserve as an ideal location for me to carry out research and further my career in my chosen field of studies.With a BSc and a Teacher’s Diplomain Geology, plate tectonics was a majorcourse studied in the classroom andillustrated on the field, by zones offaulting and folds.
Thus I have been well schooled and I possess a lot ofbackground knowledge in the researcharea. Professionally, being a trainedGeology teacher and equally serving in the capacity as the head of the geologydepartment in my institution, a position which require qualities such aspatience, diligence, sensitivity, enthusiasm and commitment has imparted onto me strong leadership abilities, excellentverbal and written communication skills and the ability to identify and solveproblems. Lastly, Cameroon being a culturally pluralistic and diversified society, through my interactionswith mates at both the undergraduate, the teacher training college and thedifferent groups of students I teach, I am fit to interact with people from thedifferent cultural background and thus better prepared forthe challenges to come when carrying out my research.This program will help me achieve theability to be able to solve practical geologic problems that could be useful for industrial applications and in the miningsectors. It will also help me gain the ability to determine precisely thelocation of mineral resources and what quantity of it is available.Outside of my school curricular, I am passionateabout learning new languages.
I am already eloquent in English and French. Iintend to learn more languages along with my career as a geologist. I stronglyfeel that acquiring language skills is very important as this will enable me tocommunicate effectively to a range ofaudiences and with the wider scientific community. Other extra-curricularactivities I regularly participate in include playing football and farming.Completion of this program at the Universityof Iceland will help me acquire knowledge which is the fundamental objective ofany educationist that seeks knowledge. This program will help me understand thebasic and most advance geologic processes that leadto the formation, storage and transfer ofearth’s internal energy and as well ashow to extract the energy for better use. It will give me the opportunity to express my ideas and to integrate myselfinto the geologic society and make asubstantial contribution to scientific research, renewable energy in peculiarto ensure a more energy assured future.