Cornell Engineering student LaurenMajor: mechanical engineering
Hometown: Briarcliff Manor, NY

Why did you choose Cornell University and/or Cornell Engineering? 
I chose Cornell University because I knew that I would be surrounded by people (both students and professors) who would challenge me and teach me new things as I navigated life on campus.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
Project teams! I am part of Cornell Concrete Canoe and it has been the highlight of my Cornell experience so far. It is a perfect way to apply concepts from classes and learn brand new things alongside a group of passionate, talented engineers.

How do you get involved outside the classroom?
Outside the classroom, as mentioned, I am one of the leads of the mold subteam on the Cornell Concrete Canoe project team. I also hold an on-campus job as a Fitness Monitor for Cornell Fitness Centers, am a member of Track and Field Club and Circle K, and am the Treasurer of Cornell’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.