Louis Nwuha is a Biomedical Engineering major from Bowie, MD. Louis shares why he chose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering, and what advice he has for prospective students.

Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering?

"I chose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering because I was looking for a school that would provide me with plenty of opportunities to grow as an individual and prepare myself for the next steps in my academic and career pursuits. The School of Engineering at Catholic has provided me with research opportunities, advanced academic programs, and one-on-one lessons with my professors. The community-like environment here at Catholic constantly encourages me to succeed."

Why do you want to be an engineer?

"I want to be an engineer because engineers solve problems in unique ways and I see myself as a problem solver. To me, being a problem solver does not mean I have to complicate everything, but it means that I use my knowledge and experience to devise a plan to satisfy the needs and wants of those around me. As a Biomedical Engineer, I want to produce and improve life-saving medical equipment since many lose their lives as a result of an equipment shortage, or equipment error. Many communities, especially low-income communities, have suffered greatly, so I would like to bring what I learn to areas where there are less-fortunate individuals."

What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?

"My favorite part of being a student at Catholic is how the school goes above and beyond to ensure its students are doing well, academically, socially, and mentally. Around campus, daily, many events and programs are going on. Some are for you to relax, decompress and share your story. Attending these events and meeting up with friends reminds me that I am not on this journey alone, but that I have friends, staff, and professors I can always lean on for advice and guidance."

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"I would advise prospective students to look ahead. Instead of looking solely at what comes next, consider what comes after college, and where you want your life to go there. Then ask yourself, with the opportunities and community at Catholic, 'is it the right place for me to excel?'"