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#UmichEngin17 students document their hopes and dreams as they start their Michigan Engineering journey.
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Valerie Chen Video Time Capsule

8/30/2013

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Michigan Engineering first-year student, Valerie Chen, talks about her goals to heal others as she starts her college career as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester. What resulted was a snapshot of the Class of 2017, dubbed #UmichEngin17.

Michigan Engineering first-year student, Valerie Chen, talks about her goals to heal others as she starts her college career as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester. What resulted was a snapshot of the Class of 2017, dubbed #UmichEngin17.

Michigan Engineering invited its first-year students to document their hopes and dreams through a short video interview during the College's Welcome Day on Aug. 30. The "Video Time Capsuleā€ project gives a snapshot of the class of #UmichEngin17, and how they want to change the world.

A mock living room set was placed in the middle of the North Campus diag, and students were asked a series of questions. Their answers were made into short videos, posted on this page as well as the College's YouTube site.

Matthew Bell

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Matthew Bell, a Michigan Engineering first-year student, has some ideas about how to improve the human condition. He shared his hopes and dreams as he starts his college career as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester. What resulted was a snapshot of the Class of 2017, dubbed #UmichEngin17.

Valerie Chen

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Michigan Engineering first-year student, Valerie Chen, talks about her goals to heal others as she starts her college career as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester. What resulted was a snapshot of the Class of 2017, dubbed #UmichEngin17.

Lauren Kettle

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Michigan Engineering transfer student, Lauren Kettle, talks about her new hopes and dreams as she transitions to engineering as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester.

Joshua Mann

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Michigan Engineering transfer student, Joshua Mann, talks about his new hopes and dreams as he transitions to engineering as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester.

Christopher Shih

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Michigan Engineering first-year student, Christopher Shih, talks about his interests in both biomedical and mechanical engineering as he starts his college career as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester. What resulted was a snapshot of the Class of 2017, dubbed #UmichEngin17.

Anna Gray

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Anna Gray, a Michigan Engineering first-year student, talks about her interests in programming and business as she starts her college career. She shared her hopes and dreams as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester. What resulted was a snapshot of the Class of 2017, dubbed #UmichEngin17.

Samkit Shah

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Michigan Engineering first-year student, Samkit Shah, talks about his goal of being student-body president as he starts his college career as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester. What resulted was a snapshot of the Class of 2017, dubbed #UmichEngin17.

Lauren Guerrido

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Michigan Engineering transfer student, Lauren Guerrido, talks about her interests in nuclear engineering as she transitions in her college career as part of the College of Engineering Video Time Capsule project. The College asked incoming students to participate in a short interview to start the Fall 2013 semester.

Article topics: Student Time Capsules , Students


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