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Lillian Chatham

Lillian Chatham
Lillian Chatham, Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering  


University of Colorado Denver's Campus Days event gave me ideas of what direction to pursue in college. I’ve always been good at math and became interested in mechanical engineering as a route to bioengineering. The use of engineering principles in support of the human body is a fascinating field: development of prosthetic limbs, tissue engineering and biomechanics.

Having smaller classes has made it easier to meet people and to work and study together on team projects. This expands your learning through a sharing of ideas and perspectives. UCD draws students from all across the world, too. I hear many languages being spoken in the labs and have learned from new viewpoints. The homework is hard, but wrestling with and solving an engineering problem brings a great feeling of satisfaction.

The Anschutz Medical Campus is a beautiful, new state-of-the-art campus with a great community and collection of schools. I’ll definitely be applying to graduate school there. A new bioengineering graduate program is starting in the fall.

I’m the first engineer in my family; they’ve been very supportive of my enthusiasm for this challenging degree program. They understand that bioengineering assists people in living better lives, and they know I’m passionate about giving back and helping others.

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