Name: Aubrey Alma mater: Tulane University Area of undergraduate study: Biomedical engineering Graduate school: Northwestern University (Illinois, USA), studying Engineering Design Innovation (EDI) How did you get involved in engineering? What inspired you? I always loved math and building things when I was younger. My elementary school enrichment program included segments building roller coasters and…
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