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Spotlight: Independent Major

A photo of Cornell Engineering student ShaneeShanee is completing the Independent Major with a primary concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a secondary concentration in Applied Economics and Management. She is involved in the entrepreneurship community on campus and is part of the current cohort in eLab. She is Senior Corporate Relations Director for the Society of Women Engineers and is Electrical Team Lead for Cornell Cup Robotics. She is from Frisco, TX and her favorite Cornell Dairy ice cream is Triple Caramel Bliss.

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Spotlight: Materials Science and Engineering

A photo of Cornell Engineering student AllisonAllison is from Palatine, Illinois and is studying Materials Science and Engineering and minoring in Fiber Science. She intends to pursue graduate school and a career in the Aerospace and Defense industries. Outside of the classroom and undergraduate research, Allison is a member of the Cornell University Unmanned Air Systems (CUAir), contributing to the materials selection and manufacturing of an unmanned aircraft. Her favorite place on campus is sunset at the Libe Slope overlook.

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Why I chose Cornell Engineering

A photo of Cornell Engineering student MadelineI specifically chose Cornell Engineering for three reasons: the students, curriculum, and project teams. When I visited Cornell and went on tours, I also attended a physics class. I immediately noticed that the students were passionate about what they were learning. Not only that, but they were eager to support others. Even though the students are all trying to get the best grade as possible, I noticed that they are still willing to go out of their way to help their peers.

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Spotlight: Operations Research & Engineering

Cornell Engineering student EricaErica is a Cornell Engineering student from Marlboro, NJ. She is majoring in Operations Research and Engineering (OR&E) and minoring in Business. She is planning on pursuing a career in financial services. Her extracurricular involvement includes serving as a Co-Director of Student Services for the Society of Women Engineers, working part-time at the campus fitness centers, and being an engineering peer advisor. She also is involved in the Cornell Fashion Collective and a sorority. Her favorite Cornell Dairy Bar ice cream flavor is Mango Sorbet.

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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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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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Making My Dreams Come True

A photograph of Kenny, a Cornell Engineering studentI wrote my college application essays almost four years ago about wanting to shoot for the stars. My childhood was punctuated by space missions: Discovery’s Return to Flight, Cassini-Huygens, and New Horizons. In Cornell Engineering’s project teams and work co-op program, I saw a place that would enable me to fulfill my dream of becoming an engineer in the new Space Race.

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