Day in the Life of a Biomedical Engineering Student – Caroline Lynch

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Caroline Lynch
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Tell us about yourself:

Hello! My name is Caroline Lynch and I am in the midst of my third year in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program here at Wentworth Institute of Technology. I am twenty years old and grew up in a small town called Middleborough, Massachusetts. This summer, I was a Research Assistant in a zebrafish lab at Tufts University, where I experienced the R&D side of Biomedical Engineering. I like to spend my time learning and being immersed in anything I do.

How is the Biomedical Engineering Department at Wentworth? 

Incredible. I remember coming to Wentworth for Accepted Student’s Day in April of my senior year of high school, looking at the course tracking sheet, and I immediately felt overwhelmed. After starting classes, I was quick to notice how much the Biomedical Engineering Department actually wanted to see me succeed. The professors know you by name…and the ones that don’t, just haven’t had you in class yet.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in at Wentworth?

Here on campus, I am a Resident Assistant in one of the housing communities, being an advocate and a role model to around 50 fellow students. I am also the network coordinator for the Wentworth chapter of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a nationally recognized organization. In fact, I, along with three other board member will be attending the national conference in Atlanta this month! I love engaging and assisting people wherever and whenever I can, and these roles help me do that.

What advice do you have for students interested in majoring in Biomedical Engineering?

My best advice is to never doubt your ability. The range of classes you will take ranges greatly. You will have classes in anatomy and organic chemistry, but you will also have classes in electrical circuits and computer science. These classes all require a different way of thinking and you may feel a wave of uncertainty. Even if BME looks challenging to complete, I know it will be worth it in the end. No matter what type of BME you want to go into when you graduate, you will be helping people and I think that is important to remember.

What are your plans for the next few years? 

This question hard to answer. I know when I graduate in 2020, I want to be working as an engineer. I’m just not sure what concentration I want to be focused on. In the end, I just want to help or support people in any way I can. A degree in Biomedical Engineering will help me do just that.

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