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Adam Mendrela

  • Affiliation: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.

"You will find yourself being challenged a lot. The more you want out of Cornell, the more work you have to put into it." read more

Aldo Garcia

  • Affiliation: ECE
  • Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico

Aldo Garcia transferred to Cornell from Canada College in San Francisco, with a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship. read more

Alex Gorenstein

  • Affiliation: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Hometown: Nyack, N.Y.

I can learn new things and meet new people every day which is always a bonus. read more

Alyssa Henning

  • Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.

"It's very challenging, but I like that, too. But working hard is how you learn the most. If it's easy, I'm not learning that much." read more

Amanda Bares

  • Affiliation: BME

For Amanda Bares’ first summer job after high school she cleaned laser components at the company where her father worked as an electrical engineer. Now, as a Ph.D. student in Cornell’s Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Bares is building her own technologically advanced piece of scientific equipment. read more

Amanda Kushner

  • Affiliation: Operations Research
  • Hometown: Austin, Texas

"I know the past 50 years of Cornell history .... Those were like my bedtime stories growing up." read more

Andrea Bowring

  • Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Hometown: Merion, Pa.

"I wanted a great engineering school but one that was contained in a full-service university." read more

Austin Hopp Study Abroad

  • Affiliation: Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) at Cornell
  • Hometown: California

Austin Hopp liked studying abroad so much, he did it twice. read more

Bhaskar Garg, B.S., Mechanical Engineering '10

  • Hometown: Salem, N.H.

"Compared to the other places, I felt more at home at Cornell." read more

Bill Bedell

  • Affiliation: Ph.D. Commercialzation Fellow
  • Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Bill Bedell is one of the first Ph.D. Commercialization Fellows form Cornell Engineering. He shares his journey. read more