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Jennifer Potts

Class of 2022 NC State

Hometown: Goldsboro, NC


The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering offers countless opportunities for students to pursue their individual passions and interests. The faculty are internationally acclaimed and provide cutting-edge information and instruction. The smaller class size provides opportunities for students to interact on an ongoing basis with their professors and to develop collegial relationships with their peers. Research opportunities are abundant. In my case, I have enjoyed participating as an Abrams Scholar and taking part in the research being conducted in the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab. There are also many clubs you can be a part of depending on your interests. With three brothers graduating as engineers at NC State, I had high expectations entering the program, and I have been thrilled with the educational, social, and research experiences offered by the program.

I am an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Cole’s Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab as an Abrams Scholar. I work as a CNA at a nursing and rehabilitation facility as well as a teaching assistant for organic chemistry 1 and 2. Each week I volunteer with Carolina Clinical Services to provide COVID-19 testing for the homeless in Durham.

Awards and Honors: University Scholars Program, NC State Undergraduate Research Award (Fall 2020), Tau Beta Pi Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Dean’s List (all semesters), National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship.