Kelley Riedy


Kelley Riedy

Hometown: Aurora, OH

Class of: 2014




Why I chose Purdue?
I looked at a variety of schools comparable to the size of Purdue but I ended up here because I loved the layout of campus, challenging curriculum and variety of extracurricular activities. Purdue’s large size allows you to find opportunities that suit your interest and then turn it into a fun and individual experiences.

Why I chose Engineering and BME?
In high school I was extremely interested in Biology and I knew I wanted to go into the medical field without becoming a doctor. Purdue engineering provided a challenging and rewarding curriculum and BME allowed me to incorporate my interests of biology and helping people.

Extra-curricular activities:

  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)- Director of Mentorship
  • Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM) - Dancer Relations
  • Executive Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) – Team Leader

Engineering-related experience/CO-OP/Intern/Research:
This summer (2012) I conducted research at Bindley Bioscience Center through Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). SURF is a program at Purdue that allows undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research and gain valuable skills such as writing technical reports, conducting literature searches, writing abstracts and a mock scientific conference. My research was in nanoscale energy conservation to create a solar panel on the nanoscale.

Post-graduation plans:
Currently, I am deciding between graduate school and working in industry.