Meet Kieran

Meet Kieran

A photo of Cornell Engineering student KieranMajor: earth & atmospheric sciences
Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

Why did you choose Cornell Engineering? 
Student-focused communication efforts within the earth science department are exceptional. The faculty and staff go above-and-beyond in ensuring students both understand expectations and have the tools they need for success.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering? 
I enjoy interacting with the combined members of the engineering and earth science communities. The culture is one of sharp intellect and understanding, which brings out the best of everyone involved.

What do you do outside of the classroom? 
I enjoy staying active in my spare time, whether that means hitting one of the gyms or hiking the scenic trails. I also enjoy spending time with fellow military veterans I’ve gotten to know here at the University.

Meet Esther

Meet Esther

Cornell Engineering student standing by a lakeMajor: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Why you choose Cornell Engineering?
I chose Cornell because it’s a large university with a small-town feel. Ithaca is also very beautiful. There are so many paths you can take on your academic journey here. Cornell Engineering in particular allows all students to have a well-rounded background in engineering skills with the Common Curriculum and then explore their majors further. In addition, Cornell has amazing faculty and staff who truly care about our success as students.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
I feel a strong sense of camaraderie among everyone here. Through group projects, interactions during office hours, or just simply hanging around Duffield Atrium, I have made many friends and learned much from them.

What do you do outside of the classroom?
I am passionate about the environment and am in the Residential Sustainability Leaders program. I am also part of the Amateur Radio Club at Cornell and an EAS-focused project team. In my free time, I enjoy learning about other cultures, especially through language, music, and cooking!