- Major: Biomedical Engineering
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Howdy y`all and welcome to Big Orange Country! This is the home of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and on behalf of all of those here I want to welcome you.
My name is Andrew Ten Eyck and I am a Senior in Honors Biomedical Engineering. I spent half of my life in the Lone Star State till my family moved to beautiful East Tennessee. I graduated Maryville High School in 2015 and even though I live only 20 minutes away I call Knoxville Tennessee home. While I attended Maryville High School I was part of the football team where we won 3 state championships and was a runner-up. I was also a member of the wrestling team and track team.
I come from a long line of engineers and was exposed to engineering principles early in my life. My decision to be an engineer was an easy decision and I do not regret it. Engineering is a challenging and demanding but if you ask any engineer they will tell you that it was well worth it. When I was in high school I took engineering classes along with courses in the medical field. When I was looking for a possible major I decided to merge these two loves of mine together and be a Biomedical engineer. The human body is a complex and intricate system, the idea that you can apply engineering principles to the human body and has made Biomedical Engineering the major for me!
When I’m not studying you can find me working out in the TREC or running on the greenway. If you try looking for me on a Saturday in the fall then I’ll be with my 100,000-person family in Neyland stadium cheering on the Volunteers!
Involvement on campus: In 2016-2018 I was a peer mentor for the pre-med Living Learning Community(LLC) and I am currently a peer mentor for the ENGAGE LLC, which is the engineering LLC. Currently I am a Supplemental Instruction Leader on campus. Supplemental instruction is a service that the university provides which helps students in difficult subjects such as chemistry understand the material and master the material. I am also a member of the engineering mentor program which matches first and second year engineering students with a mentor who is an upperclassman. I am also a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta which is a pre-med honors society along with being the president of Clinic Vols. I am a member of the Chancellor's Honors Program along with the Engineering Honors Program. I just completed my second summer internship at Oak Ridge National Lab working with the Center for Molecular Biophysics. At ORNL, I conducted research on antibiotic resistance and preformed molecular dynamic simulations. Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest issues in health care today resulting in mnay lives lost along with tons of financial resources. ORNL, is such a great place to work at, and the partnership that UT has is rivaled by few in the country. I am very involved in the Greek here on campus. I am a re-founding father of Pi Kappa Phi, serving as its treasurer. I am also a member of the Interfraternity Council serving as its Vice President of Judiciary Affairs! As you can see I am very involved on campus and I believe that being involved on campus has helped me make so many friends during my time at The University of Tennessee.
Here at the University of Tennessee everyone is welcome and I invite you to come see everything we have to offer. I hope to see you soon and if you have any question feel free to contact me. Lastly, Go Vols!