I was applying for a graduate course in petroleum engineering in stanford & came across this question. I have drafted an answer to this question. Could you please advice me if I answered it correctly.
Question: How would factors such as your background, work and life experiences, special interests, culture, socioeconomic status, race,or ethnicity contribute to the diversity of the entering class, and hence to the experience of your Stanford classmates? Please describe these factors and their relevance.
My Answer: I have worked in the engineering activities of Coal-fired & Gas-fired Power Plants, Oil refineries, Chemical plants and Oil storage & Produced water treatment units.
Whenever I do a task, I always thrive to contribute something of my own to it and also ask other team members to try to practice this in their daily routines. During my project semester, I devised & developed a software "WHEELZ" to evaluate steering geometry which reduces manual work. During my stay at Siemens, Technip & CH2M HILL, I created various utilities for CAD softwares which reduces human effort considerably.
If selected, I would like to share my work experience and propagate this practice to my graduate class fellows also.