Catherine Ross
Catherine Ross
Project Engineer, K2M, Inc
Arlington, VA
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  • Rachel , Geneva asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Hi! I am a high school senior and I want to go into biological/biomedical engineering. I've been accepted to some pretty good engineering schools like University of Illinois and others, but many people say that even if I graduate from a good school, jobs in bio-engineering are hard to come by and I will have a tough time finding a job. Do you agree? Thank you!
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Hi Rachel, 

    Congrats on getting accepted to great engineering schools! I have many sorority sisters who graduated in engineering at the University of Illinois and they had a fantastic experience - it is a great school! I would say that finding a ...

  • Tekeyia, Rocky Mount asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:22 AM

    Hello, I see many colleges use bioengineering interchangeably with biomedical engineering. The college that I am looking at to transfer to focuses on biomedical engineering, but I'm more interested in biological engineering. Would it matter if I studied biomedical to find a biological engineering job? Do jobs see them as being two separate careers or the same?
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:22 AM
    Hello Tekeyia, I usually think of biological engineering more synced to agriculture and biology (engineering behind plants, crops, animals, etc). Biomedical engineering is the term I use for the engineering of the human body. Some schools might use them ...
  • Mairi, Melbourne asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:51 AM

    Hi Catherine! I have just recently stopped dancing (ballet) have trained full time and danced semi-professionally for three years out of high school. I am looking at doing a double degree in biomedicine and engineering because I am interested in combining both fields, however this adds an extra two years undergrad study, so I am undecided about committing to both and am not sure which one to go with if I do choose a single degree option. I am definitely better at and prefer the classes related ...
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:51 AM

    Hi Mairi,

    I might be biased since I am an engineer, but I think engineering presents a lot of advantages. Could you get a minor in one and major in the other? I was a double major and it did add some time (several summers) but I wouldn't be afraid ...

  • Farah, Kuwait

    Added Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Hi ! I would like to ask about the bio-medical engineering field, what can I work if I study it. I'm now a freshman and I'm afraid that I can't find a suitable job after I finish. Thanks in advance
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11:39 AM

    Hi Farah,

    Biomedical engineering is a huge field. You can study so many things! Basically anything on the human body has some sort of engineering behind fixing those functions (orthopedics, cardiovascular, diabetes, etc). There's a million ...

  • Kristin

    Added Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Hello, I am a high school senior and I am trying to decide whether to take a path into engineering or biological sciences. The last few years I have always dreamed of pursuing a degree in Biology, however I have never informed myself about engineering. A month ago a friend of mine suggested that I should look into it, and I did. After some research I found out that engineering really interests me - especially Biomedical Engineering. However my concern is that I don't have the knowledge to ...
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:48 AM
    Hi Kristin, thanks for your question. Many people don't know or decide what they want to do until college. It is totally fine if you don't have any idea in high school and start in college with your "major specific" courses. Being a high school senior, ...
  • Rab, Bangalore

    Added Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Hi, I am electronics and communication engineer. I have an interest in medicines. Can I study anything related with both the fields after engineering?
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM
    Hello, Engineering is a very diverse field and opens many doorways to practically an infinite number of careers. You can totally study in both fields after graduating. This is a very common practice and why engineering is so attractive to many people ...
  • Maggie Bartolomeo, The National Academy of Engineering asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    I have an interest in Biomedical Engineering. I am in my last year of high school. I always had a passion for math and science, but growing up I always wanted to be a doctor. I was planning on becoming a Pediatric Radiologist after my undergrad in BME. I sometimes doubt my path and sometimes I don't know if it is the right path to go down. I feel like once I start school I won't do so well as far as understanding everything and making good grades. I need a little insight.
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  • Jessica, Toppenish

    Added Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Does a doctor have to do with engineering ?
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:03 AM
    Hi Jessica,
    Many engineers move to medical school after they graduate. Engineering is a diverse field and can lead to many career paths after graduation. 
  • Heidi asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Hi! So, I'm in my first semester of college at a small community college currently on a path towards a Health Sciences degree. I chose this because I am lost in what I want to do! I have always enjoyed math and science, and I want to help in the medical field in some way because I want the satisfaction of knowing I'm helping people somehow. Would you consider Biomedical Engineering a great path for me to pursue? Obviously I would have to transfer somewhere bigger that offers engineering.
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  • Claire, Organization/City asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Hi, I am in High School and want to become an environmental Engineer. I also have a huge passion for ballet. Do you think it is possible to major in engineering and minor in ballet in college?
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM
    Hi Claire! That is totally possible. I was in a dance organization for a short period while in college, but I knew many people who were long time members of dance companies in college as well as outside dance instructors, etc. while still being an ...
  • Whitney, Gilbert asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    How did you know engineering was for you? I am enrolled in my first semester of college, and I am on a course to get an associates in science and I want to transfer to receive a degree in biomedical engineering. What do you think was hardest for you about engineering?
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM
    Hi Whitney! I didn't even know what an engineer really was in high school. I liked math and science so someone suggested to me that I go into engineering. I didn't really understand fully what that meant until my freshman year in college where I was ...
  • Lauren, Prosper, TX asked Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc

    Added Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Hi! I'm an 11 year old girl and I'm interested in Engineering. I like the idea of Biomedical Engineering. Could you give me some more detail about your job? Thanks, Lauren
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    Catherine Ross, K2M, Inc
    Answered Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM
    Hi Lauren, Thanks for your interest in Biomedical Engineering. I love my job! There are a variety of biomedical engineering jobs out there, so my job won't be the same as every biomedical job out there. My main role is to design implants and ...