Why Penn Engineering?

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Penn School of Engineering is unlike any other. Traditionally untraditional. Pioneers in interdisciplinary education and research. Theory linked with real-world practice. The path for students who want to shape the future. Read More

Meet Our Students

Students who want more than a traditional engineering degree choose Penn Engineering. They want to forge a new path. Make a difference in the world. Engage in solving problems. Discover the next game-changer. Read the personal stories of real students to find out why they chose Penn Engineering and what they hope to accomplish.

 

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CASS CEDARHOLM
Bioengineering

Minor:Arabic
Hometown:Woodbury, Minnesota
Activities:Vice president, Engineering Student Activities Council; president, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity; Society of Women Engineers; Hexagon Senior Honor Society; Penn Alumni Campus Ambassadors
Interests:triathlons, languages, baking
Goal:To live in and explore the Middle East
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WILL CHENG
Materials Science and Engineering

Research:Rachleff Scholars Program
Hometown:Taipei, Taiwan
Activities:Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) of Penn Student Government
Interests:Swimming
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ROCKY DIEGMILLER
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Second Major:Math
Research:Rachleff Scholars Program
Hometown:Wheeling, West Virginia
Activities:Community service chair for Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity; president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers chapter; treasurer for the Rachleff Scholars Society; last year was educational manager for Harrison College House Eco-Reps
Interests:sports, especially basketball and soccer
Goal:A PhD and a career in pharmaceutical research and drug development
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SHAFAG IDRIS
Electrical Engineering

Minor:Math
Hometown:Tucson, Arizona
Activities:Kod*lab robotics lab, Peers Helping Incoming New Students (PHINS)/Undergraduate Admissions Office, West Philadelphia Tutoring Program
Interests:Pottery, LEGOs or anything else to build with
Goal:To work on electronics in control systems for military aircraft
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BIANCA PHAM
Networked & Social Systems Engineering (NETS)

Minor:Consumer Psychology
Hometown:San Diego, California
Activities:Board member, Advancing Women in Engineering (AWE); director of publicity and webmaster for the Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers; Sigma Kappa; Web manager for the Engineers in Medicine Club
Interests:Tennis, lacrosse, travel, British film and TV, social media startups
Goal:To create my own social network
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CHLOE LE COMTE
Systems Science and Engineering

Hometown:Bedford, New York
Activities:Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board (EDAB), engineering chair for Class Board, fundraising chair for Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity, Advancing Women in Engineering (AWE)
Interests:Tennis, violin, food, workouts at the gym
Goal:To work in logistics in the retail industry
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GIORDANO SALVADOR
Computer and Information Science

Hometown:Bronx, New York
Interests:Reading about technology, games, electronics
Goal:Apply to a PhD program and eventually work in designing hardware and software
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WYATT SHAPIRO
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Hometown:Olney, Maryland
Activities:Penn Engineers Without Borders (EWB), The Mask and Wig Club
Interests:Going to concerts, backpacking
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MORGAN SNYDER
Digital Media Design (DMD)

Hometown:Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Activities:V-Day UPenn, a social justice movement to heighten awareness about violence against women and girls
Interests:Performing arts, music, trumpet
Of Note:Member of “Sweet Bites,” one of six teams competing for the 2014 International Hult Prize in New York in September
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SYLVESTER TATE
Computer Engineering

Hometown:Olive Branch, Mississippi (a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee)
Activities:Engineering Student Activities Council (ESAC), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Theta Tau engineering fraternity, Penn Faith and Action
Interests:Football, bowling, writing poetry
Goal:To conduct research in the field of artificial intelligence