Meet Beth

Major: electrical and computer engineering
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

Why did you choose Cornell and/or Cornell Engineering?
Before my senior year of high school, I was lucky enough to attend the Curie Academy through Diversity Programs in Engineering here at Cornell. The program was a week-long introduction to the college, during which I got to meet professors from all different majors and work on an engineering project under the guidance of a professor. It was an incredible experience, and exposed me to how dynamic, collaborative, and exciting engineering can truly be. This program played a big role in my decision to apply to, and ultimately attend, Cornell Engineering. In addition, I was attracted by the wide selection of classes within my field, the robust project team program, and the many opportunities to engage in programs and coursework outside of my major.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell and/or Cornell Engineering?
My favorite thing about Cornell Engineering is its collaborative culture, both inside the classroom and out. During difficult classes, it is common for students to form study groups, work together to tackle challenging concepts, and attend office hours together. In addition, one space in which this collaborative atmosphere is especially present is on Project Teams. I am a member of Cornell Rocketry team, and collaborating with my team as we design our custom avionics system during our Sunday work sessions is always a highlight of my week.

How did you get involved outside the classroom?
Currently, I am a member of Cornell Rocketry Team, a 40-member team dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and launching high-powered rockets to 10,000 feet! I work on the Electrical Subteam and am currently helping with integration testing as we prepare for test launch. In addition, I am a member of the Amateur Radio Club and have played with various musical ensembles as a harpist. One of my favorite memories was performing in a Cornell Wind Symphony concert during my freshman fall semester with visiting artist Wynton Marsalis!