Computer Engineering ’17
Lauren graduated in December 2017 with a degree in Computer Engineering. She is now applying all her education and experience as an engineer for Baxter Biomedical in Illinois.
While she was a student at the university, she participated in the MDP project called Woven Wind as the Electrical Sub-team Lead. While that is a large role to play for a student-led team, she has said that this experience, “Really helped me with large scale project planning and working with people with different disciplines. I really benefited in my class design projects by already having experience on Woven Wind”.
Not only was she able to learn how to manage and plan a project and lead her subteam, she was able to get mentorship from one of the faculty at the University. “Professor Bell did a good job of trying to continue to make our team think of the bigger picture as well as focus on what the customers needs are,” Lauren recalls.
As she has experienced much and learned what it means to be an engineer to remember the bigger picture and to meet the customer needs, we hope she can apply that to her new job as an engineer for Baxter!