Your Name: Zachary PadronYour Major: Translation Biomedical ScienceYour Minors: Bantivoglio Honors Concentration in the Honors College, Pre-Medical Minor, Neuroscience Minor, and Ethics Certificate of Undergraduate StudyYour Year: JuniorHometown and County: Hamilton, NJ (Mercer County)Resident: Yes, I live as a Resident Assistant in the Townhouse ComplexAcademic Organizations: American Physician Scientist Association (Research Chair Executive Board Member)Social Clubs: President of Colleges Against Cancer and Chi Alpha Christian FellowshipOn-Campus Employment: Resident Assistant for the Townhouse ComplexOff-Campus Employment: Research Assistant in the Neuroscience Research Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia […]
Today, we speak with Morgan Dean, a senior mechanical engineering major who rents a house off campus with friends. Morgan will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she’s getting the most out of her college experience as a Rowan Prof.
Name: Morgan Dean
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minors or concentrations: Writing Arts, Mathematics; Bantivoglio Honors College
Hometown and County: Washington Township, NJ (Gloucester County)
Off-Campus resident: Yes, I live in a house on University Boulevard with my five roommates!
Do you work on campus? If so, where/what do you do? I work as a tutor in the Rowan University Writing Center (in Campbell Library)
What wakes you up in the morning? The thrill of getting to do and/or learn something new. Also, I love to have my morning coffee while reading!
What is one thing you wish people knew about your academic discipline or research focus? I find that being a girl in engineering, especially one of the five or six in the MechE undergraduate program, is more advantageous than most realize. Additionally, although mechanical engineering tends to be associated with cars/engines/etc., the possibilities of post-undergraduate work are endless. You’re in no way tied down to any one field of work.
What is one thing this field has allowed you to do, that you either dreamed of doing or thought you’d never get to do? Through its interdisciplinary program, mechanical engineering sparked my interest in biomedical engineering. Although I once said I would never take another biology class again, I am now set to be a PhD Biomedical Engineering student come Fall 2019.
Could you share a moment you’ve experienced in which you have felt that Rowan is a welcoming environment for you? The Rowan Writing Center has provided me with a sense of belonging ever since I began working there. The staff took me in immediately as family and I always feel a sense of peace while in the space.
Why Rowan? I have made some incredible student-professor relationships here which have shaped my future by unlocking my potential. Professors Dr. Staehle, and Dr. Merrill and Writing Center Director Celeste DelRusso have exposed me to new areas of research through the engineering clinic curriculum, summer programs, and professional development conferences. Additionally, I would never have been accepted to graduate school if it weren’t for these valuable connections I made.
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Story and photography by: Alyssa Bauer, junior public relations major
Meet Professor Joseph Higgins, a professor and musician who strives to inspire curiosity, creativity, and understanding through art.
In 2015, Professor Higgins joined Rowan’s faculty with the College of Performing Arts. He conducts the student wind ensembles, teaches courses in conducting and trains students who hope to be future music teachers.
“For the young musicians who love creating new things, who crave the power and connection of ensemble performance, who want to use their art to be a positive influence in their communities, this is exactly where they should be.”
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Video by: Vanessa Vause, senior public relations and theatre double major
Name: Kayla Vogel Major: Biological Sciences within the College of Science and Math.Year: Junior Transfer: Yes, Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) Hometown and County: Mantua, NJ (Gloucester County) Resident: Yes, 220 Rowan Blvd Social clubs: Generation Action and Outdoor Club What inspired you to choose your major? I have always been interested in the […]
I have had two “a ha” moments that really stand out for me, and both directly tied to my teaching and research interests.The first “a ha” is regarding group counseling, which is my expertise. During a supervision session with my mentor we were discussing a session I led, which was part of an 8-week personal […]
Today, we speak with Jason Fisch, a junior mechanical engineering major from Cherry Hill, NJ (Camden County) who lives on campus in 220 Rowan Boulevard. Jason will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof.N […]
As a PR and Advertising double major with minors in Mandarin and Strategic Communications, junior Brittany Eng of West Orange, NJ (Essex County) always knew that writing would play a huge role in her future endeavors. She enjoyed creative writing throughout high school and into college, and writing has always been her strongest skill. How […]
Today, we speak with Nicole Grant, a junior psychology major from Cherry Hill, NJ (Camden County) who lives on campus in 230 Victoria Street. Nicole will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she gets the most out of her college experience as a Rowan […]