In addition to his co-op work with AtriCure, Ko continually excels in the rigorous biomedical engineering program with a 3.92 GPA and was just named the CEAS Engineer of the Month for December. His ambition reaches into the community, as he is a math and reading tutor to elementary students, the president of the UC chapter of Biomedical Engineering Society (a previously dormant student organization which Ko helped revitalize), and an active member of the Engineering Tribunal student organization. Additionally, Ko now represents students on the SEEBME curriculum committee.
Looking ahead, Ko hopes to work in industry creating medical devices as a biomedical engineer but also plans on applying to a program at John Hopkins graduate school.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that Ben will be successful at whatever he chooses to do. He has truly shaped the next generation of CEAS undergraduate students and has built a strong foundation for the school and the community to carry on and strengthen as they go. I can easily picture him in a leadership position in industry, the government, medicine, or even public service. Ben’s strong desire to serve his school and outreach to the community will have a lasting impact on UC and Cincinnati. He’s already been a tremendous benefit to UC as a student, and there is no question in my mind he will continue to be a benefit to UC after he graduates.”
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