Coming into OSU as a freshman was overwhelming in many ways. The campus seemed too large, and it required both GPS, signboards, and questions to other students about which building was where and which room was where. I also came in largely unaware of what being a full-time student meant, which is, unsurprisingly, a lot. With the multitude of student organizations I tried to be active in, I realized that there was too much for my time. My major’s heavy course load and my desire to participate in research helped me realize that I could only participate in very few student organizations. I’ve learnt to evaluate and prioritize certain tasks, and I also learned to self-reflect on whether or not I want to continue down the path I’m on. I do wish to remain on the biomedical engineering track, and I intend to apply into the major this coming spring. Additionally, I’m now in training for a research position in a laboratory regarding the kinetics of the human heart. I intend to finish my training at the earliest possible convenience, and I wish to continue to focus on my academic studies. Additionally, I’ve decided to refrain from a pre-medical track, as I still find academia most interesting. However, I am considering double-majoring in accounting, which I will definitely seek my adviser for insight.
Seeking a research co-op or internship, complete availability in summer, scheduled availability during college terms, commendable to volunteering in a lab setting
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.S. Biomedical Engineering; May, 2023
Overall GPA (4.00 scale): 3.790
Current Credit Hour Standing: Junior
Ma2JIC Summer Internship Program at OSU
Intern (June, 2018-August 2018)
- Conducted research with a graduate student, leading to increased knowledge of proper research procedure
- Worked in a lab setting, preparing samples and operating machinery, practicing safe laboratory performance
- Created a poster and gave a presentation over the work done, enhancing public speaking and presentation skills
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Employee (August 2019– October 2019)
- Conversed in both English and Chinese to aid customers, practicing multilingual skills
- Multitasked nearly every role in the shop, learning to balance many responsibilities in a high-urgency setting
Computer and Technical:
- Fluent verbal Chinese
- Spanish literacy
- Laboratory experience with heavy machinery
- Completion of OSU training in PPE
- Extensive use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Extensive use of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides
- Sciences: Chemistry; Biology; Physics
- Mathematics and Engineering: Calculus series; Fundamentals of Engineering
ACADEMIC ENGINEERING PROJECTS
Best of Student Startups (BOSS) Project The Ohio State University (September (2019) – Present)
- Collaborate with a fellow student to pitch a software program that subtly aids those who post concerning text/phrases on social media
- Learned workshop meetings regarding Problem Identification, Solution Brainstorming, Customer Validation, Storytelling, Pitching, Public Speaking, Marketing Strategy, Finance, and Operation Strategy
- All responsibilities are shared amongst group members
- Conduct intensive research and cooperative meetings for a successful pitch in November
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
- Ohio State University Biological Scholar (August 2019 – Present)
- Member of the Midwest Society of Asian Engineers Chapter (August 2019-Present)
- Interest in foreign cultures: yearly volunteer at the Dublin Irish Festival, attendee of APIDA events
Appreciation of diversity and differences among people and population.
Simply living in America allows a view of the many different cultures that reside in the country, and this is even more true of being at college. I’ve attended events tailored toward Asian Americans, such as the events hosted by the Hanfu Club, a club dedicated to traditional Chinese clothing. What’s interesting about such a club is that I’ve been able to become connected with the international transfer students from China through such a club, and it’s interesting hearing about their experiences and expectations of studying in the states. As an ABC, it’s akin to getting in touch with my cultural history.
An understanding of exploration and research, asking and working to solve questions about the world around us.
I am expecting to be involved in research, especially since that is my future career goal. Currently, I am working towards getting trained so that I may volunteer at a lab involving human heart kinetics. By doing so, I am discovering many of the criteria necessary to even begin to be involved in lab processes, learning about what it takes to conduct research.
Pursuing academic excellence, students work hard to achieve not only standards imposed by the university, but to the standards they set for themselves.
I am putting my efforts into doing well in my coursework not only to achieve what is needed to apply to my major, but I am also doing so to satisfy my goal of eventually being involved in research. Hence, I take away as much as I can from my courses. Additionally, I have my academics in one of the highest priorities, as education is the foundation to base my future endeavors.
To develop the capability to lead in a variety of situations: to combine one’s own charisma and personality with the skills necessary to carry out a successful endeavor.
I am working towards this ideal slowly but surely. As I hope to be a project leader or principal investigator as my future career, I must develop the solid education and experience to prepare myself for this role in the future. Getting a lab volunteer position and focusing on academics will lay the base for my eventual steps into leadership. Of course, pursuing leadership in academic projects will be a goal of mine.
Giving to the community, servicing the place that supported students to be where they are now.
I think volunteering is not only a way to repay the community that has brought each individual to the place they are at now, but it is also a way to experience what the world has to offer. It opens eyes to what the real world is like, as it is unfortunate but true that there are populations in need. It also allows individuals to understand the point of views of individuals that are not affiliated with the university. I participated in a Pay-it-Forward event near the beginning of the semester, and I met this amazing group of people during the volunteering event. Hence, volunteering can also allow connections to be made between individuals. I do plan to get more involved with service events in the future.
Bioscholars The Wilds Trip 2019. It was a fun experience: we rode on a safari-like bus and go to see various animals. I learned a lot about how preservation reserves are run and the reasoning behind some of the actions they take, along with how their efforts help preserve endangered species. Nobody was eaten by a carnivore.
The sun has often been a symbol of hope, of something so impossibly bright that it cannot be touched. I saw this scene as I was taking a walk, having to clear my mind of some difficult matters. It was positively radiant, and everything was bright as soon as the clouds parted. However, this served and still serves as a reminder that there is still something bright out there, out of reach. We can inch closer and closer but cannot ever fully grasp. There’s something about the human experience that drives us to burn brighter and do better. I have a particular interest in cellular and tissue rejuvenation, something that seems as though is a direction towards immortality itself. I want to reach towards discovering the secrets of life and investigating what we can do with current biotech.
I am an undergraduate student majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I hope to eventually go into research and academia, though I am not adverse to industry. My interests lie in biomedical celluar and tissue engineering, and I think that’s it’s amazing what current biotech allows us to discover about life processes. I’m especially interested in working in a laboratory setting. Also, I enjoy playing around with photography and doing arts and crafts.