Who am I
Name: Ean Cummings
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Computer Science
Focus Area: Bioimaging
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Triathlon team in nationals for Georgia after competing in an Olympic Triathlon.