Hey guys! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer, and feeling ready as school is about to kick back off. As always, there are lots of big decisions to make as we head into another semester! (more…)
Hey everyone! My name is Kyle Smith. I am a biomedical engineering major at the University of Arkansas, and was born and raised in Magnolia, Arkansas. For those who have never heard of it, Magnolia is a small town of about 12,000 in southwest Arkansas, located pretty close to the Louisiana border. I’ve been a Razorback fan all of my life and have always loved the football team. I had always dreamed of attending the University of Arkansas and affirmed my love of the school when I visited Fayetteville for the first time my sophomore year of high school. I instantly fell in love with northwest Arkansas and the beautiful mountains.
What initially got me interested in BME is the idea of being able to solve engineering problems that improve the quality of healthcare in the world. I have always wanted to make an impact in the world through my career, and I know that I have chosen a career that will enable me to do so. I initially declared mechanical engineering as my major on decision day freshman year, but quickly changed my mind because I knew working on living systems was where my passions truly lie. I made many great connections during my time as undergrad here at the U. of A., and I highly encourage all students to become as actively involved in the program as possible because there are truly so many opportunities available if you know where to look.