Spotlights

Megan Rotondo

Megan Rotondo chose Cornell because she wanted a solid engineering school. "Also, I really wanted a liberal arts school, so that if I decided that engineering wasn't for me, I could easily switch into... Read more

  • Hometown: Bristol, R.I.
  • Civil Engineering

Heather Reed

Heather Reed chose Cornell because she plans to go to graduate school and stay in academia. "Cornell is an amazing research school," she says. "There's a lot of great opportunities to get involved in... Read more

  • Hometown: East Taunton, Mass.
  • Civil Engineering

Jefferson King

Uprooted by the second Liberian Civil War, Jefferson King, Jr. moved from camp to camp in neighboring African countries before settling in Boston, where he finished his high school education. The... Read more

  • Hometown: Boston, Mass.
  • Civil Engineering

Andrea Bowring

Andrea Bowring chose Cornell Engineering for its university setting. "I wanted a great engineering school," she says, "but one that was contained in a full-service university so I could take classes... Read more

  • Hometown: Merion, Pa.
  • Materials Science and Engineering