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Corenna Maynard '22

Biomedical engineering major

I want to take my major in the direction of improving nutrition with the biomedical experience I gain, or I will go the prosthetics route of biomedical engineering to help people and animals live a new life.

Education

Biomedical engineering 

Hometown

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Choosing to be a Raider

I learned about Mount Union from several friends and from being recruited for the women’s basketball team. I came to Mount Union because of how comfortable I felt on the campus and how nice everyone was from the minute I visited. I also wanted to be a part of the team here. I also received the Trustee and Minority Achievement Scholarships. Mount Union feels like a second home because the people are all very close and make you their family. The smaller campus makes everyone feel close with each other and it’s constant familiar faces once you get to know people.

A Tip to High School Seniors

Choose a college that feels like home. While that may sound cliché, anyone I know that has not enjoyed college, never got that home feeling. If you don’t get that sense of belonging right away, look at the people around you and see if you could find a place for yourself amongst them.

Picking a Major

I chose biomedical engineering as my major because of the many tracts/options you can pursue within the field. The combination of math and science interests me, so I thought it would be a perfect route. Also, this major allows you to interact with people and potentially help them with a problem/disability. It will be a very rewarding major! My goal in life is improve the health of people in this world. I want to take my major in the direction of improving nutrition with the biomedical experience I gain, or I will go the prosthetics route of biomedical engineering to help people and animals live a new life.

Academic Experiences

Currently, I am in the beginning stages of a research project where we are working on rehabilitation techniques and activities with a focus in the area of pediatrics. Helping kids rehab in a new and fun environment is our ultimate goal. I have also participated in many hands-on class projects. My favorite being with my engineering team where we created a device that dyed water balloons different colors. A colorful tie-dye t-shirt was the outcome! The Integrative Core truly makes you a well-rounded person. I had the opportunity to take classes that I would never have thought of taking before. The Integrative Core allows your mind to learn with people who all have different types of majors, so you really learn to think in new ways when conversing with your peers.