February 17, 2019

Undergraduate Degree and Background

I did my undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech and received a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering (Biomedical Focus). I participated in the VT community as an academic ambassador, Hokie camp counselor, in Greek life, and competed...

February 11, 2019

Undergraduate Degree and Background

I went to Virginia Tech for my undergraduate degree, and completed a dual degree in Materials Science and Psychology there! I loved VT and the community. I was a resident adviser for 3 years for an all female hall we affectionately ca...

April 2, 2018

When I graduated from Pitt Bioengineering in April 2016, I had no real plan. I wanted to work in the medical device industry, but I hadn’t lined up a position. I didn’t co-op, or study abroad, and had basically zero exposure to the field, and it seemed like a large gro...

Jessie and Sarah graduated from Pitt Bioengineering in Spring 2017, and each went on to Ph.D. programs, Jessie at the UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering and Sarah in Biomedical Imaging at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. In their time at Pitt, Jessie pu...

February 10, 2018

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and as a Pitt alum, I spent the first two decades of my life in and around the Steel City. So, when I had the opportunity to move out of the area to co-op, I jumped on it. In hindsight, my decision was one of the best...

“What should I do with my summer?” is something that you ask when you have a Summer open. Thanks to a confusion co-op rotation schedule, I was asking myself this question with regard to Summer 2016.

I knew I wanted to try working in a new field of research for a semeste...

For me, medical school was always the plan; the question was how to design my undergraduate experience so that I could get there as soon as possible. On the interview trail, people like to ask the question “if you don’t get into medical school, what could you see yours...

Everyone in college has at least one home. There’s the home filled with the really good toilet paper and those people who raised you. And then there’s the other home. For some, this second home is their apartment or dorm, where they can lose the pants and unwind with f...

October 26, 2016

I've always wanted to travel the world, see the sights, hear the languages, eat the food, and experience the adventure.  People always said "College is the best time to travel," but it dismayed me because I believed that studying abroad as an engineer would be nigh imp...

October 17, 2016

My name is Nevin Castellucci, and I am currently a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying bioengineering.  This, however, was not my initial goal.  I began my college journey at a Pitt branch campus at Greensburg (UPG) where I studied chemistry.  At that time...

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