Meghan Murray is a Biomedical Engineering major from Long Island, NY. She shares why she chose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering, and what advice she has for prospective students.
Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering?
"I choose to attend Catholic University and the School of Engineering as I was searching for a school that would allow me to learn as a holistic person. At Catholic, I am challenged not only academically, but am able to grow both socially and spiritually. I never was set on a dream school when applying to colleges, but following my visit to Catholic, I knew that this was the place where I belong. The values that Catholic University places on the integration of education and faith was when I realized I would call Catholic U my home."
Why do you want to be an engineer?
"To me being a Biomedical Engineer allows me to solve problems that will advance health in our communities and for the ones we love. I look foward to working with innovations from prostetics to pace makers and seeing how our ever-changing technology can to improve the health and safety our society."
What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?
"I love the abundant ways to be engaged at Catholic U while managing my coursework in Engineering and STEM. I love attending Campus Ministry events where I am able to meet amazing people outside the classroom, while growing in my faith. Living in DC is also a great part of being a student at Catholic. There are plenty of fun events and activities to be a part of in the nation's capital and I love visiting the monuments or a Capitals' game with friends!"
What advice would you give to prospective students?
"Don't be afraid to try. Engineering can be a daunting field, and I was nervous going into. I know though that the skills and experiences I gain through an Engineering education will carry with me throughout my academic, profesional and personal journey. Challenging yourself in a rigourous couseload is very rewarding as I know in the future that I will making a difference in health innovation and better the quality of life for my community."