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Aurora White

Hometown: Watersmeet, MI
Year: Sophomore
Program: Mechanical Engineering
Area of interest: Aerospace Engineering

On-campus Involvement: American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Enterprise

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?
I came to Tech because it was close to home. I was also interested in aerospace engineering, so I thought that studying mechanical engineering would help prepare me to work in that field.

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Jalyn Mitchell

Jalyn Mitchell

Hometown: Woodhaven, Mich.
Year: Sophomore
Major: Electrical Engineering
Area of interest: Robotics

On-campus Involvement: Keweenaw Pride, oSTEM, Betty Chavis Fund Committee, and Black Student Association

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?
I fell in love with the campus when I came to Tech for my Summer Youth Program. I also really enjoyed the structure of the class I took as part of the program and the opportunity to build robots, which made me want to study robotics at Tech.

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Michael Briseno

Michael Briseno

Hometown: Harrisville, Mich.
Year: Junior
Major: Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
Area of interest: Photonics

On-Campus Involvement: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, MUB Board, Biomedical Engineering Society, Standathon

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?
I was always good at math and always really liked medical stuff, so Michigan Tech was the best choice for me. Also, I enjoy the outdoors, so the choice was obvious.

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Akalu Tafesse

Akalu Tafesse

Hometown: Ethiopia
Year: Graduate Student
Program: Civil Engineering

On-Campus Involvement: National Society of Black Engineers, African Student Organization

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?
Tech is highly ranked for engineering and has a close relationship with industry. Also, my brother attended Tech, so it’s a family tradition.

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Autumn Channey

Autumn Channey

Hometown: Brighton and Detroit, Mich.
Year: Freshman
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Area of interest: Obstetrics/gynecology

On-Campus Involvement: Women’s Leadership Council, Pregnant and Parenting Huskies Network, Pre-Health Association, and Detroit Compact Scholar

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?
I like the atmosphere, especially the small classes and the great labs in the biology department.

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Brett Campbell

Brett Campbell

Hometown: Petoskey, Mich.
Year: Junior
Major: Psychology, diversity studies minor

On-Campus Involvement: Keweenaw Pride, Lambda Chi Alpha, volunteer for Dial Help, student employee at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and in the Student Activities Office

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?
I chose Tech because I knew it provides an excellent education and better employment opportunities for its graduates.

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Sarah Stoolmiller

Sarah Stoolmiller

Hometown: Troy, Mich.
Year: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Engineering

On-Campus Involvement: Women’s Programming Committee, Women’s Leadership Council, Student Commission, and Delta Phi Epsilon

Why did you choose Michigan Tech?
My dad is an alumnus so I grew up with Tech spirit. Also, of all the campuses I toured, this is the only one that felt like home to me.

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