laveritecestla Posted June 5, 2017 Share Posted June 5, 2017 (edited) I'm looking to apply to Boston University, CalTech, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western, Columbia, Cornell Tech (Masters), MIT, Northwestern, UCSD, Michigan, and U Toronto. I plan to reach out to the PIs that I'm interested in working with over the next month to get the ball rolling, but my GPA slipped from a 3.3 to a 3.15 during my Spring 2017 semester (overcommitted to leadership activities, attempted to pick up a CS minor, and didn't manage my time as well as I should have), so I'm wondering what my chances are based on my application as a whole. Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University, College of Engineering Major: Biomedical Engineering (Instrumentation Concentration) Minor: Computer Science (tentative) GPA: 3.15/4 Gender: Female Race: African American GRE: Have not taken it yet, scheduled for late July. Practice tests have me at around a 168/167 but I'm trying to get that up to perfect. Research Experience: Two years (as of today) working in a biomechanics research lab doing both wet lab research and extensive computational analysis and modeling of biomechanics. Will be doing research as an Amgen Scholar this summer. Interned at Novartis during Summer 2016. Publications: One Abstract from Novartis, my PI for this summer is hoping to publish something with my name on it, will likely end up with another 1-2 this fall (the grad student I work under is defending in May and hasn't published yet). Awards/Honors/Recognitions: NACME Scholarship, several diversity related awards from Cornell Engineering Extracurriculars: Co-President + Co-Founder of Cornell BMES, President of Engineering Ambassadors (tour guides and panel members for engineering admissions), President of fencing club Outreach: Teacher for 7-12 STEM outreach program, member of Alpha Phi Omega, working on a science communications outreach program to launch this fall Research Interests: Implantable Electronics, Neural Engineering, Bioelectric Materials Thanks for any thoughts! Also, if anyone has experience spinning low GPAs in the application process, I'd love to hear about what you did. Edited June 5, 2017 by laveritecestla Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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