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Solar Cooker Team in Nicaragua

Solar Cooker Team members traveled to Nicaragua over spring break to work with the Solar Women of Totogalpa. Xochitl Cruz, Jocie Kluger, Emma Lejeune, Meghan Hilbert, Alex Huang, and adviser Tim Bond,...

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Cornell Cup USA

David Schneider, academic coordinator of Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel, explains the education goals behind the new, national engineering competition taking place May 3-4 at Disney World. http:/...

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Kris Baker

Why did you choose Cornell? Cornell seemed the most aligned with my interests. At the end of my undergraduate career I wanted to transition to applied mechanics rather than going into structural...

  • Hometown: Duncannon, PA
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Taimoor Akhtar

Why did you choose Cornell? Cornell has a diverse student community, excellent facilities and an environment that inspires learning and innovation. I joined the University as a Master of Engineering...

  • Hometown: Multan, Pakistan
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Sean Augustino

Until midway through high school, I was intent on studying medicine. However, after attending a ten-day forum on medicine and realizing that I was not ready to commit to the many years of schooling, I...

  • Hometown: [empty string]
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Erika Johnson

Why did you choose Cornell? Dean Collins was very influential in me coming to Cornell. When I visited Cornell for the first time, I was very impressed with the experimental facilities and excited...

  • Hometown: Catonsville, MD
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics & Hydrology
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Rudolph Powser

I love to be outside. I’m a freestyle skier, motorcyclist, surfer and mountain biker. I love directing and producing short films as well as poetry and visual art. I grew up with a great deal of...

  • Hometown: [empty string]
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Emma Lejeune

Starting in high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a future in math and science. However, it wasn’t until I really began thinking about applying to college at the end of junior year that I began...

  • Hometown: Brookline, MA
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Stephanie Marble

I was born and raised in small town California. I absolutely love California but for college I wanted to experience something different. When choosing a school, I wanted a good engineering school, the...

  • Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Jacky Wang

I had lived in Taipei and Vancouver for 18 years when I decided to come to Cornell. I knew that I wanted a change from living in a large Asian-dominated city to a small town with diversity. Ithaca was...

  • Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
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