Ean Cummings

Who am I

Name: Ean Cummings

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Minor: Computer Science

Focus Area: Bioimaging

Year: Second-year

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

A Little More About Me

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?

My top advice for incoming freshmen is to be present and engage fully in your college experience. Attend office hours, actively participate in clubs, and make an effort to join various events. These actions will not only help you meet new people but also open doors to exciting opportunities and organizations on campus.

What has been your favorite or most impactful course?

My favorite and most impactful course so far has been "Systems and Data Acquisition." This course is a vital component of my biomedical studies, enabling me to put my foundational knowledge to practical use by designing functional medical devices. A particularly memorable project involved developing a working ECG (Electrocardiogram) system capable of diagnosing Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). This hands-on experience not only deepened my understanding of biomedical engineering but also demonstrated the real-world impact of the field in healthcare.

Have you had any international experience? If so, where did you go, for how long, and what did you do?

I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad for two months in Ireland, where I took courses in Physics 2 and Irish History. This experience allowed me to explore Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland extensively, immersing myself in different cultures and traditions. I stayed at University College Dublin and had the pleasure of meeting people from various countries, further enriching my international experience.

What have you been involved with outside of the COE?

Outside of my engineering studies, I'm an active member of the Iowa Triathlon Club. We train six days a week, and compete in triathlons across the country. I've had the privilege of representing our club at Collegiate Nationals in Georgia for the past two years, and this year we're headed to California. We welcome individuals of all experience levels to join us and explore the world of triathlons.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time at The University of Iowa?

During my free time, I find joy in exploring the outdoor recreational opportunities available in Iowa City. I frequently indulge in activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and wind surfing. The proximity of beautiful spots such as Hickory Hill, Lake MacBride, and Terry Trueblood Park allows me to immerse myself in these outdoor adventures.



A  picture of me with by a lake and mountain. This is from a place called Glendalough and had significant cultural meaning in Ireland.

Triathlon Picture

Triathlon team

The Triathlon team in nationals for Georgia after competing in an Olympic Triathlon.