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Bioengineering

Sep 2016
The first class that made me feel like an engineer was BioE 123: Biomedical System Prototyping Lab. I knew we would be building a fermenter, and I thought that meant we’d just be putting parts together.

 But no, we literally built everything from scratch. If I had to give an analogy, I’d say think about making a burrito, like actually making a burrito – growing the lettuce, harvesting the wheat for the tortilla, etc. In this class we built our own electrical circuits and sensors. We 3D printed and laser cut our own mechanical design. We even programmed the software ourselves. The cool thing was the professor was with us every step of the way, even staying one time until 1 a.m. to help.

Amanda Law