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Lim, Casey

Class of 
Physiology and Neurobiology
Lutherville-Timonium, MD
High School: 
Dulaney High School

What Made You Decide to Attend UMD? 

I decided to attend UMD because I knew about the amazing opportunities that could be pursued through the Bioengineering Department and I knew when applying that this was the major I wanted to pursue. My sister had a very positive experience at UMD and I wanted a similar environment of study. Additionally, I had received a full scholarship through Banneker Key. 

Best Experience with a Class or Project 

One of my favorite classes in engineering was through ENES120. I really enjoyed the project which involved building a truss with a team. While my team didn't win in our class, I think this is one of the early classes in engineering which really validated my choice to be an engineer because I really enjoyed figuring out how to apply math and science to problem solving. 

Favorite Class 

In Major: BIOE453: Biomaterials
Outside of Major: ENGL393: Technical Writing

Involvements/Extracurricular Activities 

Alpha Eta Mu Beta Bioengineering Honor Society
Biomedical Engineering Society
Bioengineering Undergraduate Honors Program
Clark School Diversity Council
SEEDS Research Fellowship
Gemstone Honors Program
Preventing Sexual Assault Order of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority
American Medical Association Pre-Medical Society

Favorite On-Campus Event 

Some of my favorite events on campus have been ones that I have been able to learn about a new culture or a new idea. One of my recent favorites was FUEL which is a conference hosted by the AASU that inspires the Asian American Community to become better allies and leaders within their own community. 

Research/Study Abroad Experience 

I've worked the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory doing independent research and in the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Laboratory through the Gemstone Program. 

Cool Engineering Experience 

I get to apply my bioengineering knowledge in the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory where I get to 3D-print polymers that will eventually be placed in a body to form cartilage.