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My Favorite Engineering Class

Cornell Engineering student EliasMy favorite engineering class at Cornell so far has got to be CS 2110/ENGRD 2110. One of the most common computer science courses at Cornell it delves into a lot of the fundamentals of computer science while utilizing the basics taught in an introductory class. It covers a lot of need to know concepts such as traversal of binary trees, heaps, linked lists, and shortest path. The whole course is also taught in Java, a standard, extremely common language which gives students good experience with which they can take with them into personal projects, internships, or eventually work.

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Spotlight: Computer Science

Cornell Engineering student StanleyHi! I’m Stanley. I’m from Corona, NY and am a junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. My favorite Cornell Dairy ice cream flavor is Bavarian Raspberry Fudge. Some clubs I’m a part of are the Cornell Pro-Yos, a Chinese yoyo/diabolo performance group, of which I’m a secretary for and the Engineering Ambassadors, where I give tours to prospective engineering students!

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A Day in the Life of a Cornell Engineer during the Pandemic

Cornell Engineering student StephieMy typical day during the pandemic consists of fewer in-person activities than before the pandemic, but we are very lucky at Cornell that we have successfully pulled off a hybrid model and still have some in-person opportunities! Typically, I wake up and take any morning classes I have at home. I also try to take a break where I can run or go on a walk with a friend in the mornings (see picture). My afternoons are more variable, depending on whether or not I have something in person. If I have to go into lab, or if I have an in-person discussion or lab class, I usually go to Duffield with my friends to study before and after my in-person activity. If not, I stay home to study. Then I usually eat dinner with my roommates, or get takeout with some friends, and proceed to do my homework or club activities over Zoom. If I don’t have too much work, I try to bake or watch Netflix with my roommates.

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Spotlight: Engineering Physics

Cornell Engineering student KimberlyKim is from Metuchen, NJ and is majoring in engineering physics. Her favorite building on campus is Snee Hall. On campus, she is also a resident advisor on North Campus and the Analysis subteam lead of Concrete Canoe, an engineering project team. She has also worked as a teaching assistant for courses on lasers and nanoscience, and she was a member of a research lab for two years.

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A Community Rich in Diversity and Life Experience

Hi! My name is Robyn, and I’m Assistant Director of Admissions in the College of Engineering. One of my favorite things about Cornell Engineering is the strong community of students, staff, and faculty that come from truly diverse backgrounds. At Cornell, participating in a community so rich in life experiences will enhance your own experience as a student, collaborator, and leader.

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Spotlight: Chemical Engineering

Cornell Engineering student MelissaMy name is Melissa! I am from Rochester, NY, studying Chemical Engineering. On campus, I am part of the AguaClara research project team and the Therapy Thru Music club. I also live in cooperative housing (Triphammer Cooperative) and love to cook, run, and go on spontaneous adventures with my housemates. Around Ithaca, I enjoy biking (I recently discovered the Black Diamond Trail that goes from Ithaca to Taughannock Falls!), picking fruits (when I stayed here one summer), and watching the sunset.

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Spotlight: Mechanical Engineering

Cornell Engineering student HarleenHi! My name is Harleen and I am majoring in mechanical engineering. I am originally from outside of Philadelphia, PA. On campus, I work as an undergraduate researcher in the Dr. Andarawis-Puri Lab where I investigate the use of exercise in repairing damaged tendons. Since my sophomore year, I have served as the High School Outreach coordinator for the Society of Women Engineers at Cornell. As the coordinator, I lead a team to plan various events to introduce engineering to high school girls through hands-on activities and guest speakers.

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Spotlight: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cornell Engineering Student SamuelHi! My name is Samuel and I am an electrical and computer engineering major from Palo Alto, California. I am a member of the mix subteam of Cornell’s Concrete Canoe project team, meaning I work on developing and testing different concrete designs for a new concrete boat that is built every year. As a huge chocolate fan I always get the Chocolate Gorges flavored ice cream wherever I can find it. While I’m on campus I enjoy participating in intramural sports as it gives me a chance to reignite the joy of sports I had played and loved as a kid.

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Spotlight: Computer Science

A photo of cornell engineering student PeterMy name is Pete, and I am a senior studying Computer Science in the College of Engineering. On campus I am part of several different organizations: Club Tennis, Chi Psi Fraternity, and Engineering Ambassadors. In my free time I enjoy reading autobiographies, listening to chill music, and playing my guitar.

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Going Abroad with AguaClara

A photo of Cornell Engineering student MelissaAguaClara is a project team with the goal of designing sustainable water treatment facilities, and I joined the spring of my freshman year. This past January, I was lucky to be able to visit Honduras with part of the team to see the water treatment plants built by AguaClara over the past fifteen or so years.

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