Like many other students in the engineering program at UC, Elizabeth says that what drew her most to choose the University of Cincinnati is the co-op program and the opportunities that it opens for her. “I really liked the idea that when I graduated, I wouldn’t be completely clueless about engineering in the real world.”
Elizabeth says she has always known she wanted to be an engineer. “Most of my family members are Engineers,” she said. “I chose engineering a long time ago because I had a good understanding of what it was and I really enjoyed math and science. I didn’t really consider any other field.”
She chose to study mechanical engineering because she loves the innovation associated with the field. “I like that you can never run out of new things to learn because the field is always advancing,” she said. “I really like mechanical engineering because you can do nearly anything with it – mechanical engineers work on everything!”
Elizabeth has worked on several engineering tasks via her research and development co-op experiences. Her co-op rotation at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, located in Blue Ash, Ohio, involved improving an existing Harmonic device for cutting and sealing tissue.