1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I'm currently trying to decide on a topic for my IB Extended Essay, which is essentially just a long-term essay I'll be working on for the next 8 months or so. The topic of the essay is limited to IB courses I've taken so far, in addition to a few other types of topics that are sort of interdisciplinary. I'm planning on going to college for engineering, but I'm not sure what kind yet. My first thought was to try and find a topic for my Extended Essay that might look good on a college application for an engineering major, but I'm having some trouble finding something that I think will be relevant to engineering in general while still being specific enough to score well. Should I even bother trying to do that, or just focus on trying to find a topic I enjoy? 2. Relevant equations None 3. The attempt at a solution I briefly looked into a topic on the influences of technology on society, but I wasn't sure how to narrow it down. Besides that, I could do something on math, which I'm good at, but I haven't been able to think of any math topics and I'm a bit afraid to attempt it because I've been told math Extended Essays are quite difficult to do well at. But I'm still open to considering it. Other than either of those options and IT systems, there's not really anything I can choose as a topic that's relevant to engineering.