Manon Magill earned her biomedical engineering degree from Georgia Tech. 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?
Biomedical Engineering is a combination of engineering (building solutions) and medicine (treating patients). I basically use my engineering skills to create a solution for health problems, which can mean making new medicines, new implants, or new devices for doctors to use on patients.
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
An interest in the human body and helping people, as well as an ability to think outside the box to create solutions.
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
I had an interest in the medical field because my dad was in medical school, but I didn't know about biomedical engineering until high school.
Why did you choose your STEM field? Were you inspired by someone?
It's a combination of two things I love - medicine/the human body & creating solutions!
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
Here are some examples:
What inspirational message would you give young girls to inspire them to pursue STEM?
I love STEM because I love feeling like what I'm doing with my time will make a difference in the world! Without the STEM field, we wouldn't have computers, phones, apps, advancements in medicine, faster cars, planes, or space exploration. Don't let boys run the show - make sure you get in on the action! :)
Thank you for contributing, Manon!
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