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Cheli (Sara) Arussy

Arussy, Sara-place“I am passionate about research, and so are the professors! Find what makes you passionate. You are able to work harder and longer for things that excite you.”

 

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Fair Lawn, NJ

Campus Activities: Marten Lab, Bieberich Lab, Hillel Educational Coordinator, Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society), Honors College Team Leader, Meyerhoff Teaching Fellow

Why did you choose UMBC?
I chose UMBC because I am passionate about research, and so are the professors!

What would you say to a prospective student?
Find what makes you passionate. You are able to work harder and longer for things that excite you.

What has been your favorite class at UMBC?
Transport Processes II (Heat and Mass Transport)

What are you researching?
Currently, I am working on Creating a rat model that accurately recapitulate metastatic prostate cancer in order to test novel anti-cancer therapies. I work with Dr. Charles Bieberich. I have presented twice at URCAD (Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day) working with Dr. Mark Marten.

Where did you complete your internship?
I spent two summers as part of the MIT Research Program. The first summer I worked with Dr. Bradley Olsen, and the second summer I worked with Dr. Kristala Prather.

What do you hope to achieve after you complete your degree at UMBC?
I will be beginning a Ph.D. program in chemical engineering at Stanford University this upcoming Fall. I hope to one-day become a professor.

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