Hometown: Harrisville, Mich.
Major: Biomedical and Electrical Engineering
Area of interest: Photonics
On-Campus Involvement: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, MUB Board, Biomedical Engineering Society, Standathon
Michael Says . . .
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.
How would you describe your experience at Tech so far?
I’ve been really involved on campus, which is a lot of fun. I wouldn’t get to experience this anywhere else; one day you’re volunteering in the local community and the next day you’re out in the woods jumping off waterfalls.
How would you describe your participation in CDI student organizations?
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is great because it’s a close-knit group. It’s really more like a family and we’re always willing to help each other out. It makes me feel like I’m back at home. Also, we do pre-college outreach, and I really enjoy seeing the smiles on the students’ faces. It’s great when I’m talking to students who don’t have a lot of money, or who may never have thought about going to college, and I am able to make them see that they can go to college—even if they never thought that might be possible.
Why do you come to CDI?
When you walk in the door, everyone welcomes you. This is a family; we all help each other. This is the best support system around, and it’s great for students trying to survive college.
What would you say to a prospective student who is thinking about coming to Tech?
If you enjoy academics, especially engineering, then Tech is the place for you. Also, the campus and community are places where people are easy to get along with. Everyone should find the campus that is the right fit for them, but Tech is a great place to be. If you keep up with academics and get involved, you will have fun. No matter what you’re interested in, you can find the right organization for you. Tech has something for everyone. Plus, it’s a great campus if you enjoy the outdoors and like the snow.