A photo of Cornell Engineering student SamanthaMajor: biomedical engineering
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Why did you choose Cornell Engineering?
I chose Cornell Engineering because of the many opportunities to apply what I’ve learned outside of the classroom to real-world solutions in a positive community. I love that I get to apply skills from the classroom to real world scenarios in the form of project teams and research alongside supportive staff and peers!

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
My favorite part about Cornell Engineering is the ability to immerse myself into subjects that may not directly be from the department of my major. I can truly take classes on subjects that I am curious about and have it count towards my degree requirements. Last semester I took a song-writing course!

What do you do outside of the classroom?
I am on the project team Engineering World Health, where I help to come up with electrical engineering solutions to global health issues alongside companies. I am also active in research on medical techniques and devices! I am also a supporter of educational equity, so I help plan related events and awareness based on campus with the support of program housing and the school’s public service center.