Arjun Ishwar - A Student's View
Arjun is a senior in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and keeps his hands full with academia, research, extracurricular activities, and even a little fun. Although he is extremely busy with his senior design CPR-Assist project, Arjun maintains a strong role in both the polymers research lab in the Materials Science Department and a biomaterials research lab in the biomedical department under Dr. Alyssa Panitch.
Arjun has completed internships at Fort Wayne Metals (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and Boston Scientific (Spencer, IN) the past two summers. He attributes much of his biomedical growth to the combination of his academic opportunities as well as these two remarkable internships. His future goals include utilizing his passion for research and industry by furthering his education and obtaining a degree in biomaterials before returning to the workforce.
Although difficult to balance academics as well as extracurricular activities, Arjun manages to make a point to be involved both in campus organizations and leisure time activities. Arjun serves on the Purdue Foundation Student Board, a student board that assists in the advancement and further development of Purdue University through interactions with prominent members of the Purdue Community. He was also selected to serve on the Old Masters Central Committee, a program committed to bringing inspirational Purdue alums and other celebrated individuals back to Purdue. For the Weldon School, Arjun serves as an ambassador for the program. In his free time, what little there is, he loves playing and watching sports (especially the World Champion Indianapolis Colts!) as well as enjoying time with his friends.