Sruti


Track:
Biomaterials/Pre-Health

Hometown:
Houston, TX

Class standing:
Junior

About me:
I am a sophomore in the BME department with a concentration in biomaterials/tissue engineering and a pre-med track. I am also an Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC) scholar and an Honors Ambassador. Additionally, I serve as President of the NJIT Chapter of Biomedical Engineering Society. I'm pursuing my own research project to create a disease-management system for Diabetic Retinopathy. In my free time I love to do yoga, sing, and dance. If you have any questions about the BME department, Honors College, or NJIT, please feel free to contact me!

Why I chose to attend NJIT:
It was without a doubt to me that the BME department was unique in its quality professors, education, and students. Additionally, the strength in both the pre-health advisers and BME advisers attracted me because I know that a strong foundation and support system is needed for my undergraduate career and future medical school matriculation. 

What I like best about NJIT:
The BME department has already created a special and small family. A lot of my classmates are my closest friends. Moreover, the university is unique in its small student body yet large-scale university quality education: It gave me a chance to not only develop as a leader but also grow into the student I want to become with the flexibility of choosing my classes and ease of getting to know professors personally.

My goals for after I graduate:
After I graduate, I plan to attend medical school and one day become an ophthalmologist.  

My advice to prospective students interested in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT:
Without a doubt BME is one of the hardest majors at NJIT. It's easy to get disheartened or distracted with the full loads of course work and level of difficulty you will face, compared to those of your friends. However, if you're truly passionate about the discipline and have a strong foundation in math and sciences, then BME will make you happy and be rewarding. I could not be happier with my decision to study Biomedical Engineering.  

Ask me about BME@NJIT!