On Aortas and Engineering

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“Sorry I can’t; I have Design Team” has become my unofficial catchphrase for the semester. Design team is one of the coolest parts of the BME program here at Hopkins. Teams identify a clinical need, find a sponsor, and work over the course of a year to develop an engineering solution to the problem. While…

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Hey Now, Hey Now

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Though it is a simple, six-word question, the phrase “What are you going to do?” is enough to send most college students coiling back in fear. In reality, this is just the grown-up version of, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” though the growing-up aspect of the inquiry has suddenly become…

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