Corinna Lathan
Dr. Corinna Lathan
Board Chair and CEO, AnthroTronix, Inc.
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  • Nuala

    Added Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Hi! I've been interested in biomedical engineering for a while everything about it intrigues me, when I finish my degree I want to be involved in the development of tissues and medical devices etc! However I have been doing more research and I've seen that a biomedical engineering degree seems to be useless because employers in the industry tend to hire chemical/electrical engineers over biomedical. Is this true? Would I be better doing an undergrad in electrical and then a masters in ...
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    Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.
    Answered Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Nuala,

    I would recommend that you take the classes that interest you the most and don't worry about what the degree is called.  The most important thing in my mind as an employer are what skills do you have (eg. programming) and what projects ...

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  • Kimberly, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

    Added Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Guten Morgen! I was not academically successful in high school and had zero ambition to pursue any sort of degree. I failed both math and science; it was never something that I felt I had any business learning until recently. I started working on my prerequisites for nursing last fall, although I do not have a strong passion for the career. Since returning to school at the age of 28, I found that I'm highly skilled at math. I received not only the highest score on midterm and final exams for ...
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    Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.
    Answered Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM
    Hi Kimberly!  You are absolutely on the right track.  Late 20's is YOUNG!  You have plenty of time to find your passion, and you should search until you do.   I would worry less about what degree to get and more about what interests you.  Science and ...
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  • Caroline, Slidell, LA asked Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.

    Added Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Hi there! I'm planning on majoring in Biomedical Engineering and was recently accepted to Catholic University! Part of what draws me towards Catholic is the fact that it is in DC, my favorite city, and is relatively small. Seeing that you used to be a professor there, I would love your opinion! Are the resources and opportunities at Catholic and in DC any better than what I would get at a big state school (I'm thinking LSU)? And what was your favorite part about Catholic's biomed eng program?
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  • LeAnn, Murray asked Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.

    Added Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Hi, I am a senior in high school. I have always been interested in science and math, but I'm not sure that means I'm interested in engineering. What are some key traits or things that could signal that engineering is right for me? And also, I feel like since I've taken so much math and science classes throughout high school that I haven't taken the opportunity to explore other classes or careers. How will I know if I'm missing out on a major that I would've really loved because I feel like ...
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  • Christina, Organization/City

    Added Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Is a General Engineering Degree worth it? I want to go to college for a 4 year bachelor's degree and then begin my career in biomedical engineering. Can I do this with a General Engineering Degree? How do employers view General Engineering Degrees? Some of the colleges I am considering are liberal arts colleges such as Swarthmore College and Trinity College. Is a General Engineering Degree right for me?
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    Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.
    Answered Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    That's a great question and I think you should ask many people the same question and you will get lots of different answers. I truly believe that it doesn't matter what your engineering degree is "named". It matters what you "do". ...

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  • Michelle, Organization/City

    Added Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Hi! I have three questions. I'll be attending Virginia Tech next fall and I'm entering as a general engineering student. I want to eventually end up in biomedical engineering but I don't know which branch of engineering to get my BS in. I was reading about chemical engineering and the course work is extremely intimidating. Is chemical really as bad as I'm reading? I'm starting to second guess my decision. Second, is biomedical engineering related to animals in any way? I talked to a ...
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    Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.
    Answered Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM
    Don't worry about labels! In general, it doesn't matter what your undergraduate engineering degree is called. I would go with whichever major has the best most interesting professors and volunteer to work in their lab! It is very likely you will need ...Read More
  • Katherine, California asked Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    I am a high school student who is interested in being a biomedical engineer. I really am interested in it and I want to know what its like being a biomedical engineer. Do they mainly work in research departments? Where can you work with a degree in biomedical engineering?
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  • Jill, Jamaica asked Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    Recently there was a career day at my school, i went into the function with 1 thing on my mind "i'm going to become a doctor" and left there with "what do i really want to become?''. I'm in the 9th grade, so this year i will pick my subjects to do for cxc. I researched and found that i could become biomedical engineer and later become a doctor, as a love science and math but i also love history and literature. I'm still not sure which branch of engineering i want to do or if i even want to do ...
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