Rebecca Meier began attending Arizona State University in the fall of 2022 to pursue an electrical engineering degree. One factor that attracted Rebecca to ASU was the experience of attending a big school, as she only attended small institutions for elementary and high school. ASU has already provided her with countless opportunities academically as well as for social and personal growth.

Rebecca knew early on that she would want to major in a science, technology, engineering or math field, but she did not know what to choose until her senior year of high school. While taking Calculus III, her love for how math tied into electricity grew, and it became clear that electrical engineering was the major for her. While Rebecca’s high school did not offer any engineering classes, she finds that being able to take them at ASU has been just as rewarding.

When she is not attending lectures or doing homework, Rebecca enjoys spending time with friends and her roommates, watching TV, running and sometimes playing volleyball. She also participates in the inter-denominational campus ministry and student organization InterVarsity, which has helped her grow personally and make many lifelong friends. Rebecca has also begun contributing to ASU’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, helping with a project to install a solar panel at a community center in Nicaragua.

Rebecca’s advice for students:
“Make sure you give your brain a break! Engineering can be very taxing, and it’s easy to get stuck spending too many days only focusing on the major. Try to make time for yourself to rest, physically and mentally. Find hobbies you enjoy, and consider going to clubs for them. It’s a great way to destress and have something to look forward to throughout the week, as well as meet new people. ASU is a big school, take advantage of what it offers, and don’t be afraid to ask for help!”

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