My name is Ryan Baeverstad and I am currently a senior at Colorado State University studying Biomedical engineering and Chemical & Biological engineering. Since day one, CSU has provided me with so many amazing opportunities – both academically and socially. I can’t imagine being anywhere else!
The Engineering program at CSU is focused on the success of the students and offers us everything we need to be successful. From my first day on campus, I have always felt welcome and immersed in all of my courses, developing one-on-one relationships with professors and other faculty. Further, being able to live in the Engineering Residence hall in Academic Village my freshman year was an awesome experience which solidified great friendships with students all pursuing such similar goals as myself.
Growing up in Fort Collins, people often ask me: “Why would you stay in your hometown for college?” Why wouldn’t I want to stay in Fort Collins and CSU? There is always something to do in Fort Collins, whether you are visiting Old Town, hiking, swimming at Horsetooth Reservoir, or going to ski resorts less than 2 hours away. CSU on its own has so much for its students to participate in. Personally, I have become involved in Greek Life, Intramural Sports, professional engineering organizations, and religious student groups. I have found that college is all about the experience; yes — academics are super important, but so are making amazing relationships, trying new things, and really making the most out of your time at CSU. The college experience I was hoping for has been exceeded in so many ways by CSU.
Entering my senior year at CSU, I have really discovered what engineering is like and why it is the perfect match for what I hope to achieve in the future. My role as a Student Ambassador for the college has given me several opportunities to connect with a wide range of people – within the industry and in academia, and has helped to cement what I hope to do in the future. Further, by joining clubs like AIChE (American Institute for Chemical Engineers) as well as the ChemE Car group, I have been able to further my education outside the classroom and apply it towards things that truly interest me.
Overall, CSU has been incredible! From my first step on campus, I was immediately welcomed into an awesome community of friends and been given the opportunity to excel academically in different ways. I am, and will always be, proud to call myself a CSU Ram!
Ask Me About:
- Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering
- My hometown of Fort Collins
- Professional Engineering Organizations
- Greek Life
- Living in Academic Village
- Campus Involvement
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