Yeager Scholar in Biomedical Engineering traveled to Italy


July 2019 · College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Ian McKnight, a Yeager Scholar in BME, had the opportunity to travel abroad—for the first time ever—to work with Educo Italia, a company dedicated to teaching English to young Italian children. Ian McKnight (BME senior) with children who might join the journey to science, engineering, and technology in future.
Ian McKnight, a Yeager Scholar in BME, had the opportunity to travel abroad—for the first time ever—to work with Educo Italia, a company dedicated to teaching English to young Italian children in 2019.
“Over the course of several weeks, I had the opportunity to travel all around Italy teaching at English summer camps—while enjoying authentic Italian cuisine, seeing a variety of beautiful sights, and soaking in the Italian culture and language. I will cherish the memories I made and the strong connections I forged with the kids and the other tutors for the rest of my life. As someone with a highly science-driven and logical mind, it was equal parts unique and exhilarating to step outside of my comfort zone of engineering to pursue an opportunity such as this—which was a stark contrast to the research and lab experience that is prioritized in my major. Although my planned trips abroad with the Yeager program for the summer of 2020 have been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, I look forward to being able to study Spanish at Universidad Nebrija in Madrid and English Literature at Oxford University during the summer of 2021. These experiences will assuredly supplement my biomedical engineering coursework by improving my ability to think critically and approach problems from a wide variety of angles.”

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