My name is Robert Brown, and I am a freshman in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. In the future, I hope to work in the automotive industry, specifically in the power train area of the vehicle. I graduated from North Allegheny Senior High School, which is about 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh. During high school, I played baseball, where I pitched and played first base. I am an avid sports fan. I will follow just about any sport you can name, but my favorite teams are the local Pittsburgh teams. I also enjoy being in the outdoors whether that is hiking a mountain or just mowing the lawn.
Plus 3 Germany seemed like a perfect fit for me as I have always wanted to visit Germany, and I love cars. I have always wondered why German cars are considered the best cars available. From this trip, I hope to gain knowledge of the German automotive manufacturing process and what exactly makes them the best in the world. I also hope to get a feel for what it is like to study abroad. This being only a two week trip it can help me decide if an entire semester would be too long away from home. I can not wait to immerse myself in German culture and to learn more about the automotive industry.