A Courtney Shaw soon-to-be-of Northwestern, a biomedical engineering undergraduate, said of her reason to walk down this path:

“I knew I wanted to apply something, and engineering gives you the freedom to create things. The biomedical aspect came in because I want to work with healing or making movements better for everyday people and for athletes, to create things that would help. It’s interesting to me, but I’m not sure specifically what I want to do yet [in biomedical engineering].”