Engineering Ambassador Bios

Get to know our Ambassadors, and learn why they chose to become a #BuckeyeEngineer. 

 
Maariyah A.
Maariyah A.

3rd year Biomedical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program; mentor, Biomedical Engineering Society; AWARES program graduate; Neurodiversity Club, which ties into the volunteer work I did at home to destigmatize developmental disabilities 

Co-ops/Internships: Ethicon Endo-Surgery (co-op); Johnson & Johnson 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Come in with an open mind and to remember to value themselves.

Why Buckeye Engineering: Ohio State Engineering really values students finding their own path. The first-year engineering curriculum allowed me to dip my feet into multiple majors that I could pursue, before applying for my major in the spring. This process allowed me to be much more confident and comfortable in my decision to apply for my major. 


 
Seun A.
Seun A.

3rd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: NSBE   

Co-ops & Internships: R&D P&G  

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Stay committed and focused even when times get tough.

Why Buckeye Engineering: The immense number of recourses that are being given to me because I am a Buckeye Engineer. Also, the school spirit and the smaller classes when in the major makes a big campus feel smaller.  


Chloe B.
 
Chloe B.

3rd year Integrated Systems Engineering

Campus Involvement: Member of Alphi Phi, Rho Chapter; Health Sciences Club; Cohort in Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Co-ops & Internships: nonprofit Form 5 Prosthetics, designing and printing 3D Printed Prosthetics

Advice to Future Buckeyes: I would come in as undecided engineering to be able to explore all of the options before making a choice, or you might end up taking classes that are not necessary to your major.

Why Buckeye Engineering: Due to the large size, I feel like there are so many opportunities to get involved and find my passion.


Rachel B.
Rachel B.

2nd year Welding Engineering

Campus Involvements: American Welding Society – Treasurer; The Ohio State Marching Band; Society of Women Engineers; Ohio State Foundry Club; Ohio State Trombone Studio 

Co-ops & Internships: Technical Sales Intern at Lincoln Electric in Washington, D.C.; Chemical Engineering Intern at Washington University in St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make connections, especially if it’s with a high-ranked professional! I have seen many of my friends - including myself - get awesome positions by reaching out to the head of a company or a specific program and immediately getting a job because it shows they have guts.

Why Buckeye Engineering: My parents were Buckeyes and I have been raised a Buckeye my entire life, between going to football games and making Buckeyes at family gatherings. When getting accepted to schools, I received the best scholarships from Ohio State and they had a great caliber engineering program. I also knew that if I decided I didn’t like chemical engineering (my first choice initially), I would have the opportunity to explore the other majors in the College of Engineering. It was the perfect for me and I wouldn’t change it for the world! 


Rakhi B.
 
Rakhi B.

2nd year Engineering Physics

Campus Involvements: Society of Women Engineers, Cake Wars Chair and General Member; College of Engineering Ambassadors; Project HEAL at Ohio State, General Member 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: While it is for sure nerve wracking, don’t be scared to get involved in various organizations! Without getting to know what many different organizations do, you will never be able to find ones that fit your vibe and what you are looking for. Also, sometimes you do not know what you truly want from an organization in college yet, so put yourself out there! No one will judge you for it, and upperclassmen notice the effort and  appreciate it! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose engineering at Ohio State because of the versatility of the Fundamental of Engineering Honors program, the various majors offered here, and the passion I saw from the faculty. After visiting the College of Engineering and touring the classes with Professor Rick Freuler, not only did I see the vast opportunities I would have at Ohio State, but also how passionate Dr. Rick was about what he taught. This is what sealed the deal for me and made me realize that Buckeye Engineering would help me develop that same passion for my love of science. 


 
Ryan B.
Ryan B.

3rd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Tau Beta Pi; American Institute of Chemical Engineerings (AlChE), Chemical Engineering Car project team; American Chemical Society; peer tutoring; Engineering Ambassadors; Club Team Handball; Intramural Sports; treasurer, Unicycle Club; Make Club

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Look into joining a scholar program or look into helping other students move in (we're called OWLs at Ohio STate). Both of these opportunities not only allow you to come to campus before the main body of students, but more importantly allow you to meet other students you will be living with and start making bonds. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose to come to The Ohio State University because of its astounding engineering program. My brother was always a Buckeye fan, but I didn’t really understand his obsession until I visited campus. The atmosphere had a pervading sense of pride and contentment.


 
Tommy B.
Tommy B.

3rd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Vice President of Operations of Men’s Glee Club; BuckeyeThon Team Captain; Longboarding Club; Engineering Scholars Leadership team 

Co-ops & Internships: Hot Fuel Thermal Management Researcher at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Advice to Future Buckeyes: If you see an opportunity, take it. You never know where that will lead to. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: Ohio State has an outstanding engineering program with many resources that help lead to obtaining an internship or co-op. 


 
Katie C.
Katie C.

3rd year Electrical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Women’s Varsity Rowing Team; Women in Engineering Learning Community (WiE); WiE Peer Mentor; Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Outreach Chair; Theme Park Engineering Group (TPEG); PREFACE and Engineering Office of Diversity, Outreach and Inclusion programs (DOI); IEEE webmaster; Newman Center; Running Club 

Co-ops & Internships: Internship at Cummins Inc. in Columbus, Indiana

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Do not be afraid to try new things and to follow your own path! Become involved in at least one activity that you have always wanted to try and one activity that you are already passionate about. College is a great time to try new things and invest in YOUR self-growth!  

Why Buckeye Engineering: There are so many opportunities to grow for every engineering major through clubs, research, course variety and networking events. The amount of passion on this campus is also a great motivation to become the best you can be in and out of the classroom. It is a great engineering school with so many supportive programs, teachers, teammates and peers. I am always proud to be a Buckeye! 


HanYuan (Patrick) C.
 
Patrick C. 

3rd year Computer Science & Engineering

Campus Involvements: Undergraduate research, anthropology department; International Friendships; teaching assistant, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Co-ops/Internships: Internship at Duke University’s satellite campus in China. I worked in the campus IT department in charge of building high speed internet infrastructures.

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Ohio State Engineering because of the highly-ranked engineering programs and the resources available. There are various opportunities for students to explore any possibility they can think of. Classes are flexible with options to involve in theoretical, practical, or even real-life industry classes.


 
Sumitro C.
Sumitro C.

3rd year Industrial & Systems Engineering

Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Research Associate, Beliefs in Engineering Research Group; Recruitment Lead, Integrated Business & Engineering Program; Project Leader, Buckeye Undergraduate Consulting Club

Co-ops & Internships: Study Abroad in New Zealand; Data Analytics Intern, Ohio State’s Facilities, Operations, and Development Department; Analyst Intern, AMEND Consulting 

Advice to Future Buckeyes:  As far as the transition to college goes, I would recommend practicing time management skills now, and having an idea of any clubs you'd want to be a part of early on, so that once you get to campus, you can crush it! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Ohio State engineering because I felt that it offered me an advantage over other schools. I was especially intrigued by the Integrated Business and Engineering program and the strength of the engineering college, and loved hearing about the different professional and academic experiences of other students. Finally, I wanted to expand my horizons during college, and felt Ohio State, and in particular, their engineering college, was the best place to experience an incredible diversity of thought and also be set up well for my professional career and personal life.   


 

Addison D.
Addison D.

2nd year Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Campus Involvements: SWE (Society of Women in Engineering), PSA (Filipino Student Association), Engineering Ambassadors, Cru at Ohio State, Humanitarian Engineering Scholars

Advice to Future Buckeyes: School always comes first, but there are so many fun and amazing opportunities here at Ohio State, so get involved and make tons of friends.

Why Buckeye Engineering: Ohio State engineering had exactly what I wanted in an engineering program. I knew that it was a place that I could thrive and they would prepare me well for any internship, co-op, and job that I wanted in the future. 


 
Shannon D.
Shannon D. 

3rd year Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Campus Involvements: Honors & Scholars Ambassador; Club Swimming Officer; Recruitment Aide – FABE; Lab Assistant, Earth Science  

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Deciding to leave home and move somewhere where I had no friends was a very difficult decision. I had been nervous and doubtful of my decision, however, now I could not imagine attending any other university. The opportunities, friends, experiences and knowledge about myself that I have discovered has helped me realize my passions and who I am. I would advise you to follow your gut, and choose the university that makes you feel home, no matter what state it is in. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: The limitless opportunities and courses here allow you to tailor your engineering to what interests you. By being able to combine my passion in engineering and my love for marine ecosystems, I am currently working on a project with Dr. Grottoli to design and build a product that will hopefully mitigate coral bleaching impacts. Overall, Ohio State Engineering lets you become who you want to be. 


 
Alexander E.
Alexander E.

3rd year Computer Science & Engineering

Campus Involvements: Engineering Scholars Mentorship Program, Drackett Hall Council. Buckeye Gaming Collective

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Consider your senior year of high school not just as the final year of high school, but more so as a prologue to your undergraduate college career. Your senior year is your last opportunity to fine tune your academic “portfolio” (e.g., GPA, college prep test scores, student organizations, extracurriculars) to make your best holistic impression to the college you ultimately commit to. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: Engineering had always been of great interest to me since high school, and it was because of the robust engineering program that I decided to commit to Ohio State. With a beautiful spacious campus, a diverse community of students, and accessible and knowledgeable academic resources, Ohio State unifies all of these factors together for a satisfying engineering curriculum through hands-on, team-based courses and traditional lecture courses.


 
Hannah F.
Hannah F.

3rd year Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Campus Involvement: Rec Sports - fitness instructor; Engineering Scholars; swim instructor with Bluefish Swim School club

Co-ops/Internships: Shadowed Plant Engineer, Wyandot Snacks. I learned about the daily tasks and skills used by a plant engineer, and really took away how versatile the role is. 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: I would tell any high school senior to not be afraid to pursue what they want, to ignore the "hard" reputation of the engineering major, and to be open to new experiences. Yes, engineering is difficult, but you won't mind the few extra hours spent on work if you truly want to pursue engineering. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Ohio State Engineering because of its flexibility. I wasn't sure exactly what type of engineering I wanted to pursue, and I wanted to be able to explore the various types. Being able to go through the Fundamentals of Engineering class allowed me to do that. I also liked that Ohio State allowed me to co-op in the summer and graduate in four years! Finally, I chose Ohio State Engineering because of the tour that I took. It was one of the first schools where I had a female tour guide, and being able to see myself in a student was so valuable to me. I saw that someone like me was excelling at Ohio State's Engineering program, and I knew that I could too. 


 
Kelly F.
Kelly F.

3rd year Electrical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Engineering Ambassadors; Engineers’ Council Mental Health Committee; Resident Advisor; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Orthodox Christian Fellowship 

Co-ops & Internships: Two internship rotations with The J.M. Smucker Company 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: College can be overwhelming, but never forget to set time aside for YOU. Do something that makes you happy like putting on a face mask, going for a mindful walk, or watching your favorite show! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I knew Ohio State has a strong women and minority in engineering program where my voice could be heard. In addition, Ohio State has endless professional networking opportunities which helped me secure my internships. 


 
Faris Harous
Faris H.

2nd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Club Track and Field; Member of NSBE – Ohio State Chapter; MEP/ODI Scholar; BNRC Scholar; PREFACE 2020 Cohort; Ambassadors Program 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: The large alumni network, top school while still close to home, and a campus that always has something going on! 


 
Gilbert H.
Gilbert H.

2nd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Morrill Scholars Program - Excellence Recipient 

Co-ops/Internships: Procter and Gamble - R&D Engineer Intern 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Leave any sort of overconfidence at the door. My first semester was definitely my hardest – not because of the content but just because I thought I was already a good student and didn't need to try as hard. Every major has it's difficulties you just have to be ready to put in the work and the sooner you internalize that, the better you'll be off! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Ohio State Engineering because I was really impressed with the Minority Engineering Program (MEP) and how passionate they are in fostering a collaborative and diverse community on campus. The advisors there really do care about the success of their students and knowing that I have people advocating for me at any stage of my college career continues to give me the confidence that I made the right choice in coming to Ohio State. 


 
Katelyn H.
Katelyn H.

3rd year Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Campus Involvements: Society of Women Engineers; Engineering Ambassadors; intramural sports, Women in Engineering Learning Community

Co-ops/Internships: Crop Agronomy and Physiology Research Intern with CFAES on campus

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Get involved in students organizations, especially a learning community during your first year.

Why Buckeye Engineering: Many different disciplines to choose from, so I knew I would find the right fit and campus felt like home.


 

Matthew I.

Matthew I.

4th year Biomedical Engineering

Campus Involvements: VP of Membership Development, Integrated Business and Engineering Program; Logistics Manager, Running Club; Member, Biomedical Engineering Society 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: For applications, focus on what makes you unique, and make sure you communicate that message to the reader effectively. Even if you think that there are other people just like you, then emphasize the smaller details even more and how they impacted you specifically. Being able to tell a complete story is a huge part of any essay that every reader looks for. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I decided on Ohio State Engineering mainly for the focus on out-of-class experiences. It was very tough to find another university that emphasized getting involved out of class more than Ohio State. The number of research labs is simply unmatched. It seems that there is research for anything I could see myself working on later in life. Pair these opportunities with the Integrated Business and Engineering program that is only present in Ivy Leagues and Ohio State, and that is why I decided to be a part of Ohio State Engineering. 


Jayda J.
 
Jayda J.

4th year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Intramural softball; board member, Equality and Inclusion Committee for Engineering 

Co-ops/Internships: Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN. I was chosen for this internship by the American Chemical Society. I have been an ACS Scholar for two years. 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Life is unfair only if you let life be unfair. Your future relies on what you choose to do. There are so many people out there willing to help you. Never be afraid to ask for help - the worst they can say is no. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: Ohio State supports me as a single parent. 


 
Louann K.
Louann K.

4th year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Society of Women Engineers (SWE); American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE); Undergraduate Research for Dr. Fan in Chemical Looping 

Co-ops & Internships: GE Aviation Supply Chain Management (Fall 2019), GE Aviation Technical Intern (Summer 2020), DOW Chemical Catalyst Improvement Engineer (Summer 2021), have two more rotations with DOW for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Try anything and everything that you want to. Ohio State has so many oppordtunities and college is the most flexible time to explore, whether that is picking up new hobbies or sports, or navigating through career options. Make the most out of your college experience. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Buckeye Engineering for the resources, connections, and community. Ohio State's engineering program culminates in an experience to grow personally and professionally inside and outside the classroom. There is a focus of hands-on collaborative work tackling modern day challenges and improvements. I wanted a program to become a “can do” engineer to improve and solve the upcoming challenges of the world.  


 
Heidi M.
Heidi M. 

3rd year Civil Engineering

Campus Involvements: Women in Engineering; College of Engineering Ambassadors; ASCE; Hometown Ambassador Program; Women in Engineering Learning Community; CEGE Peer Mentor Program

Co-ops & Internships: Civil Engineering Internship, Kimley-Horn, Ohio (Summer 2021)

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Keep an open mind. College can be a bit unpredictable so don’t feel like you are pigeonholed, there are endless opportunities to learn and explore different things unrelated, but still valuable to your discipline. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions or for help. Reaching out to others, whether it be related to academics, your career or other things, is a great resource and will help you tremendously!

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Buckeye Engineering because of the many opportunities it offered me to explore what I want to do with my career. Ohio State offers you endless opportunities within academics, professional/career, and social, which makes it easier for you to find your place on campus and in this crazy world!


 
Kiara M.
Kiara M. 

2nd year Environmental Engineering

Campus Involvements: Engineering Council Committee Chair; PREFACE program; ACCELERATE program (Summer 2021); Society of Women Engineergs; Society of Environmental Engineers; and Engineers Without Borders

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Time management is extremely important. It’s easy to focus too much on assignments, so make sure you take time to enjoy your first year. I usually use my planner to make sure I have time to do everything due and have free time.  

Why Buckeye Engineering: Besides being in the top 30 programs in the country, Ohio State engineering made me feel as if they truly wanted me to be here and gave me all the opportunities to connect to the school, even with an online experience. I can’t see myself going to any other school.  


 
Ngefor N.
Ngefor N.

3rd year Aerospace Engineering

Campus Involvements: Lambda Psi Minority Engineering Honorary, Alpha Phi Omega, NSBE, Tau Beta Pi, Morrill Scholars 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Always stay true to yourself. This will be a huge transition period, and I think it helps to stay grounded in your core values and beliefs, while also allowing yourself room for growth. 

Why Buckeye  Engineering: I feel as though this program really prepares you for the field, both professionally and academically. There are also endless resources here and people willing to help. 


 
Talia N.
Talia N.

3rd year Electrical Engineering

Campus Involvements: NSBE; Team Captain, BuckeyeThon; Project Lead, Engineers for Community Service

Co-ops/Internships: NRP Group in Cleveland, working in their construction department; TE Connectivity, supply chain engineer helping with diversity project work 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Be willing to accept change and ask for help even if you typically don't. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I wanted a school that was not only good for my major, but a school that also had the capabilities to provide me with the resources to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. These resources ranged from free tutoring to career fairs and networking opportunities. 


Anna O.
 
Anna O.

3rd year Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Campus Involvements: Bible Study Leader, Cru, Humanitarian Engineering Scholars (HES), Ohio State Mountaineers

Co-ops/Internships: Canadian National Railway, working in the mechanical department with the Reliability Team. I have had such an amazing experience and my biggest takeaways were to fail faster, don't be afraid to ask questions, and connect with lots of people.

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Apply EARLY! I did this with most of my schools and it saved me the headache of having to apply while also doing schoolwork senior year. Also develop good study and discipline skills now because they will help you loads in college.

Why Buckeye Engineering: Ohio State has everything I was looking for in a school, and the engineering program has exactly what I was looking for as well. HES, the variety of majors, first-year engineering that introduces you to the college and some amazing professors, as well as all of the amazing facilities, Ohio State Engineering has been the perfect fit for me and has allowed me to grow so much as a female engineer.


 
Elizabeth Ostadali
Elizabeth O.

3rd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Internal Vice President for American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); a Fundamentals of Engineering Honors (FEH) Undergraduate Teaching Assistant; general member of Campus Outreach. Within AIChE I am also on the mentorship, social, and wellness committees, and I am co-leading a pilot K12 STEM Ambassador program through AIChE national. 

Co-ops & Internships: General Motors in Pontiac, MI working with Fuel Cell Manufacturing.

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Get involved early! Just because you are technically a “freshman” doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact on any team or community you choose to be a part of. You got into Ohio State for a reason, everyone here has the confidence that you can achieve great things, so there’s no better time to start making a difference than right when you step on campus. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: Coming to a school with such a good reputation, especially for engineering, as Ohio State, I knew that I would be surrounding myself with other students that had the same goals as me. This in turn would propel me to have great internship opportunities, which in the end will lead to a great job.  


 
Emma Rand
Emma R.

4th year Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Campus Involvement: Outreach Director for Society of Women Engineers; Resident Assistant; STEM Exploration & Engagement Scholars 

Co-ops & Internships: Intern, GE Healthcare; Intern, Bio Med Devices; Undergraduate Research Assistant, James Comprehensive Cancer Center; Study Abroad to England and Wales with the Castles and Cathedrals program 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Don’t worry about what your friends are doing for college. College is a time to grow, learn and experience new things on your own. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Ohio State because of all the opportunities that it had to offer for me. I was able to give involved in research, student organizations, study abroad, and work all at Ohio State. Also, I love that companies are actively looking for Buckeye engineers to work full time/co-op/internships. This drive to recruit Buckeye engineers can be seen through the two engineering career fairs throughout the school year. Lastly, football can’t go unsaid. I love the Buckeye spirit that runs through all student, faculty, staff, and alumnus veins. 


 
Ayanda S.
Ayanda S.

2nd year Industrial & Systems Engineering

Campus Involvements: Cru at Ohio State, Society of Women Engineers (Early-Leadership Program Chair), Humanitarian Engineering Scholars (Community Service Co-Chair), Phi Sigma Rho 

Co-ops & Internships: I will be interning at P&G in Research & Development in Summer 2022

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Don’t change yourself to fit in. This university is the perfect place to find a home for your authentic self.  

Why Buckeye Engineering: I picked Buckeye Engineering because as soon as I stepped on campus for a tour it felt like home. I knew Ohio State would welcome me in with open arms, and provide the support that I needed to get my degree and be successful in the workforce. I’ve really come to love the Buckeye campus as my home away from home. 


 
Claire Schroeder
Claire S. 

4th year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority: 2020 Service Woman of the Year; Ohio State College of Engineering Ambassador; Society of Women Engineers 

Co-ops & Internships: Manufacturing Chemical Engineering Co-op, Global Material Services Co-op, and Materials Development Lab Co-op, all at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company; Quality/Lean Manufacturing Intern at Freudenberg NOK.

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Take every opportunity and try new things!  

Why Buckeye Engineering: You get the chance to dive into every type of engineering!  


 
Courtney Staniak
Courtney S.

4th year Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering

Campus Involvements: AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Design/Build/Fly; Phi Sigma Rho; Engineering Ambassadors

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Remember it’s not the end of the world if things don't turn out quite exactly how you planned. If I asked myself senior year where I thought I would end up, my answer would not be even close to where I'm at. Your college choice might change, you might switch to a completely different major and you will face many other things on the journey but keep being open minded and accepting of change and you’ll find yourself thriving. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: Ohio State is a huge university, but I would argue that it feels small. I always wanted to go to a big school with a football team and have that kind of experience. With that I also wanted to go to a school that would provide me with a great education and prepare me for a great career after graduation. At Ohio State I get all these things. The aerospace program is one of the smaller engineering programs where there is about 90 of us in my class. I know most of the students in my class and I also know lots of the professors in the program, and they know me. I feel connected and supported throughout the semester and eager for the future. Ohio State really gives you the support and tools you need to succeed as an engineer. 


 
Filipe Silveira
Filipe S.

2nd year Materials Science & Engineering

Campus Involvements: College of Engineering Ambassador; PREFACE Alumni (2020)

Co-ops & Internships: CREATES-HS (Cancer Research Experience for the Advancement and Training of Emerging Scientists)

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Please make sure to use the resources provided by the College of Engineering, especially tutoring. It is super helpful!

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Buckeye Engineering because it embodies open-mindedness, diversity and acceptance. I also did a lot of research before applying and I realized that Ohio State has one of the highest ranked engineering programs in the country and also provides students with thousands of dollars of scholarships.


 
Jessica S.
Jessica S.

3rd year Materials Science & Engineering

Campus Involvements: Society of Women Engineers; Buckeye Space Launch Initiative; Materials Science and Engineering Club; College of Engineering Ambassadors; Women in Engineering Learning Community; Women in Engineering  

Co-ops & Internships: Summer and Fall Polymer Co-op at Emerson in Sidney, Ohio

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Do not be afraid to reach out for help. College and engineering specifically are a whole new experience and a lot harder than high school. Buckeye engineers are not perfect!  

Why Buckeye Engineering: Buckeye Engineering offers a wide variety of disciplines to choose from including materials engineering. There is truly something for everyone and the first-year engineering program allows you to find or confirm your fit.  


 
Sneha S.
Sneha S.

5th year Computer Science & Engineering

Campus Involvements: Texnikoi Engineering Honorary; College of Engineering Ambassadors and Undergraduate Student Worker; Grader for the Computer Science Department; Social and Media Chair for Soccer Indoor Club 

Co-ops & Internships: Student Intern in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in Columbus, Ohio; Embedded Software Co Op, GE Appliances, A Haier Company; IT Intern, Proctor & Gamble

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Don't be nervous to ask questions of current students! They're your best resource for understanding what college is really like, and everyone loves to answer questions - especially here. 

Why Ohio State Engineering: I chose Buckeye Engineering because I felt like it was a place where the professors and teachers really cared about me as an individual and wanted me to succeed. When I came to an admitted students day here, I heard professors speak - and they were so passionate about Buckeye engineering and the students they had. I wanted to be a part of that community. 


 
Kamila T.
Kamila T.

5th year Electrical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Membership Chair of Black and Brown Women in Engineering, Sciences, and Technology Sisterhood (BBWESTS); Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Electronic Materials and Nanostructures Lab; TA for ECE 5570: Antiracist Technology, a course I helped develop this past year; Member of the ECE Department Chair Search Committee; National Society of Black Engineers, former President 

Co-ops & Internships: Research Assistant in Ohio State's Department of Biomedical Engineering; Electronics Controls Engineer Internship at Cummins Inc.; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Stanford University

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Take all that you can from this experience! Sometimes it is easy to get lost in the schoolwork that many often don’t take advantage that we go to one of the largest universities in the world, in a big city that has a lot to offer. Ohio State has over 1,400 student organizations and the city always has fun activities to enjoy as a study break. I really enjoyed learning more about myself by trying new things. You don’t always get such a huge opportunity to do so! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I have loved my time at Buckeye engineering because of the support I feel within the college. The staff in the Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusion Office made sure that minority students in engineering had everything they needed, and the National Society of Black Engineers allowed me to have a home and safe place in a major where it can be hard to find people that look like me. Because the College of Engineering is so big, I have seen several communities form as I have been a student. Whatever your identity or hobby is within engineering, there is a group out there to make the campus feel not so big.   


 
Sonia T.
Sonia T.

3rd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Stem Explorations and Engagements Scholars Program; Alpha Chi Omega Sorority (Resource Chair and Assistant Recruitment Information); American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Society of Women Engineers 

Co-ops & Internships: Supply Chain Internship at J.B. Poindexter & Co. 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Take advantage of all the resources provided! Whether it be discounts on premium services (such as Amazon, Hulu, etc.) or special tutoring services, I recommend using everything to the fullest extent. Also don’t be afraid to email your professor or ask questions, they are there to help! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: When choosing a college to attend for engineering, there were a multitude of reasons I felt connected to Ohio State. Primarily, I liked how there were many options of areas to study within the College of Engineering. Additionally, I considered petroleum engineering as another major option prior to coming to Ohio State and I really like how here it is included within the chemical engineering department. Lastly, Ohio State offers two specific engineering career fairs (one in autumn and one in spring), which allows for many professional opportunities post-grad. 


 
Lauren U.
Lauren U. 

3rd year Chemical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Greek life, Scholars Program, AIChE, Service in Dentistry Club, Teaching Assistant 

Co-ops & Internships: I spent the summer of 2021 in Boston doing product research and development for a chemical cleaning company. 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: In almost every aspect of college – social, academic, or extracurricular – you get out what you put in, so make sure you put the purposeful time in the right place for the things that you need.  

Why Buckeye Engineering: Countless opportunities and resources at my disposal, and all I have to do to use them is to just ask. Amazing career fair and clubs that help with my networking.  


 
Nick V.
Nick V. 

4th year Materials Science & Engineering

Campus Involvements: President of Generations, College of Engineering Ambassadors, Materials Sciences & Engineering Club, Student Employee  

Co-ops & Internships: Materials Inspector position for the City of Columbus  

Advice to Future Buckeyes: Make sure you get involved on campus. Trust me, you won’t regret it! 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I choose Buckeye Engineering because it has always felt so welcoming. Since the first day I started as a Buckeye I have felt a part of this community. Everyone in the engineering college is very passionate about what they do and really makes an effort to get to know you as an individual. This kind of connection with your advisors and professors fosters an environment for success. As soon as I started as a Buckeye Engineer, I knew Ohio State was home.  


 
Veronica W.
Veronica W.

3rd year Biomedical Engineering

Campus Involvements: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for College of Engineering; Vice President of WiE3+; Women in Engineering Learning Community; College of Engineering Ambassadors & Undergraduate Student Worker  

Co-ops & Internships: Telehealth/Telemedicine technology and device research at Justmiine in Chicago, Illinois 

Advice to Future Buckeyes: It’s important to remember why you’re here at Ohio State and how capable and worthy you are of success. Use that as motivation to continue through those obstacles while studying here, and the skills you learn along the way will allow you to be a more open-minded, aware, and resilient person. 

Why Buckeye Engineering: I chose Ohio State Engineering to be my home because it allowed me to create an engineering curriculum that fits both my academic and career goals, as well as provide me with a plethora of opportunities to enhance my leadership skills. After taking my first tour, I could tell that the College of Engineering provides students with a tremendous amount of support and prepares students for their endeavors in industry.