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As a native Cincinnatian, Lauren knew very early on that she wanted to attend the University of Cincinnati. The co-op program in the Mechanical Engineering ACCEND program and the reputation of the College of Engineering and Applied Science were huge draws for her.
From her first quarter in the University Honors Program, Lauren began taking advantage of honors course and experiences. One of her first experiences was through Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). WISE is a specialized program developed for women in science-related fields. During her time researching with Dr. Jay Lee on the uptown campus's "Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems", which focused on predictive and preventative maintenance, Lauren worked with both Master’s and PhD students completing vibration tests for failed bearings. She also had the opportunity to work closely on lithium battery testing for electric cars. Lauren puts her experience at UC and in University Honors best: “I matured so much on co-op in one quarter and I cannot imagine what I will be able to do in the future.” After her co-op at GE Aviation, Lauren is interested in working as an engineer in the aerospace industry and later transitioning to a business role.