Emilie Pourchet is pursuing biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and expects to earn her degree in 2018. Here she shares a little about her career and the inspiration behind it.
What is your specific area of STEM?
How would you explain your STEM field to young girls?
Work alongside doctors to make devices to help people with health issues.
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
An interest in books, although a better indicator is if they are curious about how things work. Working with Legos or other building toys is also a sign.
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
I knew very little. I didn't think STEM fields would be for me until about 10th grade. I have an older brother who is a computer science graduate, and grandparents, aunts and uncles who are all in STEM (my parents are in business and management though). My brother was the biggest influence on me and he is the one who stimulated my interest in science.
Why did you choose your STEM field? Were you inspired by someone?
My older brother is very passionate about science and he inspired me.
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
Biomedical engineers help people who have health problems!
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