"I have been able to conduct research in a lab and be a teaching assistant for two courses. I believe that the BME major helped a lot when I was applying to Ph.D. programs, in that I could discuss current research with professors at a high level due to the number of papers I have read for my classes." Read more about Alexander Sorets, B.S. '19
Scholarship gives Sofia Villacreses ’19 a shot at Cornell
For Sofia Villacreses, who lived in Ecuador until she emigrated with her mother to New York City at age 11, the plan for college had been modest; attend LaGuardia Community College then transfer to the City College of New York. But as two years of community college drew to a close, her friends pointed out her potential.
“Because I had a good GPA, my friends told me, ‘You should try one of the higher schools. Just give it a shot.’ So I did.”
When Villacreses got into Cornell’s College of Engineering, she was “pleasantly surprised,” but doubted she and her mother could afford tuition, and her dream of an Ivy League education dissipated.
“When I saw that I had been given scholarship funds to aid my attendance,” she said, “I was ecstatic. All my hard work had paid off.”
The John E. and Elaine Meed Alexander Scholarship and other grants make it possible for Villacreses to reach higher in her education than she’d thought possible...
MSE MEng student, Nicole Chu '19 has work on personal air quality sensors highlighted by the Cornell Chronicle. Read here: https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/05/graduate-student-nicole-chu-creates... Read more about MSE MEng Student's Work Highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle
"Being able to interact closely with world-class faculty—each with their own fascinating backgrounds and research areas—was something I didn’t expect to have at my disposal when I first began my undergraduate career. I learned to appreciate it even more when I learned that students in larger majors didn’t have the same connections with their professors as BME students do." Read more about Paula Fraczek, B.S. '19