Alan McPherson, incoming biomedical engineering freshman and National Merit Scholar, comes to CEAS from Wadsworth High School in Wadsworth, OH. “Biomedical engineering was a natural choice for me since I’ve always been intrigued by the challenges of calculus, biology and chemistry,” he explains.
Aside from becoming a National Merit Finalist, McPherson has also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, was a member of the National Honor Society, performed at the highest level in his school’s band and earned a perfect ACT score in the math category. He fills his time participating in jazz band, student council and youth group.
McPherson says, “I chose UC for 3 reasons: 1) CEAS’ highly regarded co-op program, 2) the National Merit Scholarship, and 3) I really liked the overall feel of the school. I can definitely see myself making memories and life-long friends here.”
McPherson adds, “My dad was the main reason behind my major selection. He had cancer when I was a kid, and that made me want to make a difference in the lives of all cancer patients and their families.”
With their talent and determination supported by their head-start in the workforce, these scholars will undoubtedly leave their mark in not only biomedical engineering but also the world.
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