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Meet Anuj

A photo of Cornell Engineering student AnujMajor: biological engineering

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal

Why did you choose Cornell Engineering?
The main reason I chose Cornell University was because of its biological engineering program which would allow me to explore areas like agriculture and health combined with engineering. There are abundant research opportunities and resources that I could rely on to learn about any topic that I am interested in. Cornell University also has one of the finest engineering programs in the world with the most distinguished faculty which would be a wonderful learning environment.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
I enjoy the way Cornell Engineering fosters my curiosity and I enjoy learning from people around me. Every individual has a unique story to tell and a fascinating culture to share.

What do you do outside of the classroom?
I work in Prof. Jung’s Lab in the BEE department where I do research about drop dynamics. Similarly, I am also a member of a professional fraternity, Theta Tau, and treasurer for the International Students Admissions Ambassador.

How was your experience adjusting to Cornell?
Being an international student, it was very interesting learning about college culture in a new country. The transition was mostly learning about the way things are here and getting used to the college lifestyle. I am glad I was accompanied by several other domestic as well as international students to help with my transition here.

Meet Andrea

A photo of Cornell Engineering student AndreaMajor: biological engineering
Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Why did you choose Cornell Engineering?
After my community college supplied me with great engineering introductory courses, I was ready to challenge myself both professionally and personally. Motivated to advance my scientific career at a top tier research institution, I searched for a university that would support my non-traditional journey as a transfer student. Cornell has given me the ability to help move science forward by conducting research in hopes of making novel discoveries while also supporting me through my preparation as an MD-PhD hopeful. As a Colombian immigrant, I have always been committed to inspire underrepresented communities in STEM. Cornell has celebrated my diverse background and has prepared me for my future as a physician scientist.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
I enjoy that Cornell Engineering fosters an accepting environment that promotes creativity and innovation. The willingness of research groups to take on undergraduates demonstrates the university’s initiative of making research accessible to all students.

What do you do outside of the classroom?
Outside of the classroom, I am in the Butcher Cardiovascular Developmental Bioengineering Laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering department. On campus, I am also a Cornell Tradition fellow, the Co-President of PorColombia Cornell, a member of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

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