Sushma Santhana

Who are you?

    -Name: Sushma Santhana
    -Email: sushma-santhana@uiowa.edu
    -Major: Biomedical Engineering
    -Minors/Certificates: Entrepreneurial Management Certificate
    -Year: Sophomore       
    -Hometown: North Liberty, IA

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?
Get involved ASAP when you come to campus and reach out to new people. Building a support system of friends and activities outside of classes is going to make your college experience so much better!

What organizations outside the college of engineering do you belong to?
Dance Marathon.

How are you an "engineer ... and something more"?
I just started volunteering in UIHC at the Patient's and Children's Library!

Have you done any research with a professor? If so, what department was the professor and what was your research about?
I am currently doing research in the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory with Don Anderson. My latest project worked on developing a code to map the angles of tunnel placement in ACL reconstruction surgeries.

What is your favorite part about being a student at The University of Iowa?
I love the small college/community feel of the College of Engineering, which makes learning feel more personalized. However, we still get to take part in all of the large university experiences which are super fun.

What has been your favorite course?
Human Anatomy.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time at The University of Iowa?
Hammocking on the Pentacrest, rollerblading along the Iowa River, trying new restaurants downtown.