Spotlight: Biomedical Engineering

Cornell Engineering student AndrewHi! My name is Andrew and I’m from Chappaqua, New York. I’m a Sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a Dyson Business minor. On campus, I’m involved in a variety of organizations. My primary ones are DEBUT, a biomedical device project team, Biomedical Engineering Society, where I’m the Professional Development Chair, and Greek Life, where I’m the Treasurer of my fraternity. My favorite Cornell Dairy Ice cream flavor is hands down Big Red Bear Tracks; there’s just nothing quite like it.

Biomedical engineering offers a wide variety of opportunities outside of the classroom, as seen from my involvement above. DEBUT has been a great way to see how exactly the ideas we learn in lecture can be applied to make meaningful changes. In addition, there’s a multitude of research opportunities for students in BME. I love that my major has so many different areas of application. With the different options for concentrations, including Molecular/Cellular/Systems Engineering, Biomaterials and Drug Delivery, Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation, and Biomechanics and Mechanobiology.

Cornell really makes it possible to dive deep into a topic within the major you’re really passionate about, and I absolutely love that aspect of the major. By doing this, students have so many options when graduating with this major; people go to medical school, other graduate programs, business schools, or right into industry. The possibilities are really endless, and Cornell has many events to help figure out exactly which path you’d like to take.
—Andrew, biomedical engineering