CWRU Thoughts

The Case Western Reserve University community is known for thinking beyond the possible. Each week, this column aims to capture a slice of campus life.

Q: What are you majoring in?
A: Biomedical engineering.

Q: What made you decide to major in that?
A: I moved from India after high school, and I wanted to do pre-medicine. I guess I chose BME so I’d have a fallback if medicine didn’t work out, and I didn’t know how the medical field worked here. Over time in my sophomore year, I realized I liked BME better, and I decided to drop pre-med.

Q: What are some differences between India and the U.S.?
A: In India everything is more based on memorization, but here you learn why things work, how things work—it’s more logical, the way you learn. I really like that about the educational system. Everyone is a lot more open socially, and it’s a more accepting culture.

Q: What’s been your favorite experience at CWRU?
A: I’ve just met a lot of awesome people, joined some great organizations and I feel like I’ve learned a lot here at CWRU. I’m in the Undergraduate Indian Students Association (uISA) at CWRU, and every year we have the cultural show, ANDAAZ. It’s been an amazing experience. Just knowing that I’m part of something on that scale is awesome, and I feel like uISA allows people to experience new things when they come to college.