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Dan DePietro

Farmingdale, New York
Bio Engineering
Courses TRAC'ed: 
CEE / EES 379, BIOS 042, IE 441, and BIOS 042

Interesting internships, activities, hobbies, or experiences:

Engineers Without Borders, Bioengineering research, St.Luke's externship (where I get to follow doctors around all semester!), P.C. Rossin Junior Fellows

What does TRAC mean to you?

Having excellent writing and communication skills are key to attaining success. If you are unable to share your ideas through writing and cannot communicate effectively than it doesn’t matter how smart you are, you won’t be going very far in life. I believe their needs to be more of an emphasis on writing at Lehigh. As an engineer I’ve experienced the lack of writing education that exists in many majors. The first class I’m TRAC’ing happens to be an engineering course, and I am very eager to work with students who may not have had much experience writing and would like to improve. What initially drew me to the TRAC program was the focus on improving students writing and communication skills through peer-to-peer relationships, student-faculty interaction, and open dialogue. Working through the difficult writing process alongside fellow students allows for learning on both ends. The TRAC program is a very unique opportunity to help other students while improving my own writing and communication skills, and I am excited to begin my work as a TRAC fellow.