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Roxxannia Wang

Engineering Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Level II (Guangzhou, Guangdong, China)

When I encounter difficulties, people from my program are always there to help; we gather together to figure out the solution, which has really helped me to have a smooth transition from high school to university.

Favourite McMaster Engineering moment/memory?

One of my favourite McMaster Engineering moments is my 1P10 course in first year. 1P10 is a health solution design course specifically dedicated to iBioMed students including 4 main design problems. In this course, I have met a lot of other students in my program and worked closely with them for 3-5 weeks; working with different groups and becoming friends with them was an amazing experience every time. It is interesting to see how people think and approach problems differently. It was also exciting to brainstorm new ideas with different people as everyone’s creativity is unlimited. Meanwhile, a lot of learning also took place in this course. I improved a lot in cadding and python through the projects with the help of the TAs and self-learning. Overall, this course amazed me the most and also helped me improve myself in all aspects as well.

What inspired you to pursue an Engineering degree in Canada?

I have been studying in Canada since Grade 9. Therefore, when it came to choosing a university, I decided to stay in Canada since I am more familiar with the system. Additionally, McMaster Engineering has an amazing co-op program, and there are also more opportunities for work and research in Ontario. Having work experience prior to stepping into society is extra important to me, as it will help me a lot in terms of self-development and determining my career path and goal.

What attracted you to the iBioMed program?

The combination of the two most prestigious programs at McMaster attracted me to the iBioMed program; this program is the best fit for people like me who love both Biology and Engineering at the same time. In addition, Biomedical Engineering is a rising integrated area which will become more established in the future, and I, personally, am a big fan of augmented biology, deeply believing that biomedical instruments or technologies will be the solution to many current medical problems.

Why iBioMed + Engineering Physics?

Choosing my second year stream was a long debate this past April, as I wasn’t sure which stream suited me best and I was basically interested in all of the programs. I eventually decided on Engineering Physics, because I think this program is a great addition to Biomedical Engineering as I am interested in nano- and micro-electronics; there are also many applications involving nano- and micro-technology in Biomedical Engineering. I also got to know a lot more about the program from the information nights that upper-year iBioMed students hosted, as they shared their experiences in the program, which helped me a lot in settling my choice.

What do you love most about the McMaster campus and community?

The inclusiveness and supportiveness that are presented in the McMaster community gives me a feeling of home. When I encounter difficulties, people from my program are always there to help; we gather together to figure out the solution, which has really helped me to have a smooth transition from high school to university.

What's something special and fun we should know about you?

There are two “x”s and two “n”s in my name – double double :)

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