Chi-An Emhoff
Chi-An W. Emhoff
Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA

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I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a PhD in Human Physiology from UC Berkeley. I enjoy working as both a scientist and an engineer, and I believe acquiring interdisciplinary skills can open up tremendous opportunities. Most people have interests in multiple different areas, so I say, "Go for it!"
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  • Nikka, Taguig City, Philippines

    Added Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Hello, good evening. You see, I'm having a dilemma right now. I want to be a biomedical engineer in the future but no universities have it as an undergraduate program. Which other engineer courses can I take to become a biomedical engineer? Do I take Chemical or Mechanical? Please help.
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    Chi-An Emhoff, Saint Mary's College of California
    Answered Friday, January 1, 2016 at 11:13 AM
    Hi Nikka, 
    Mechanical engineering provides a broad, comprehensive education that will prepare you for any engineering or analytical field. You can complement the major with a minor in biological sciences through which you can gain exposure and ...
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  • Amna , Olney asked Chi-An Emhoff, Saint Mary's College of California

    Added Monday, December 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Hello! I am a 7th grader who really wants to become an engineer and aspires to go to MIT someday. I would like to know a little bit about your experience at MIT (what you did, what you enjoyed, what was hard). Also, I'm unsure of what kind of engineer I want to be. I have narrowed it down to three fields-aerospace, biomedical, and mechanical. From your experience, which one do you recommend? Or which field needs more engineers/help/jobs? Thanks!
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  • Nisha, Lucknow

    Added Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Hello, I am Nisha Singh from India. I am pursuing Mechanical Engineering third year. I want to know what company asks girls to do? Can a girl help in manufacturing a car or designing engines? or such kind of works which people think could not be done by girls.
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    Chi-An Emhoff, Saint Mary's College of California
    Answered Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2:19 PM
    Dear Nisha, First off, huge congratulations to you, and be incredibly proud of yourself for studying Mechanical Engineering, now in your third year. The analytical skills you're learning will carry through into any profession or personal endeavor you ...Read More
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