Shauna Mauceri

Mechanical Engineering

Degree you are studying toward:
Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)

Expected year of graduation:

University of Toronto

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Fun Facts About Me

If your best friend had to describe you in 10 words or less, what would they say?:
Determined, friendly, outgoing, fun loving, hardworking, enthusiastic

Share one fun fact about yourself:
I love snowboarding. I grew up in Barrie, ON really close to the slopes. I am a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol as well!

What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years?:
I am excited about pursuing an opportunity to become part of a team that will develop new and improved medical procedures combining my passion for both engineering and biology. I would like to be able to make a difference in the lives of those affected by injury and disease giving them hope and a better quality of life. I spent a couple summers doing research for a University of Toronto lab at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (UHN). It was exciting to be part of such a great team, and learn about all the new and exciting discoveries in the field of medicine!

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........?:
I can’t really choose one particular engineer. I find careers in the medical field inspiring (and hope to work in this field one day). As the President of the Bio-engineering student association, BESt at the University of Toronto, I have been able to learn about many different research projects that are currently being conducted. The Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering has so many new and innovative ideas that can really improve people’s lives as well as the environment. I also enjoy being able to work with people, meet others and learn about their lives!

Profile Questions

Why did you choose your program of study?:
I chose to study Mechanical Engineering (Mech) because, I like learning about how things move. I enjoy learning about math and science. Mechanical engineering teaches you to think outside the box and be innovative. It opens the door to so many careers! Also, my program offers a bioengineering minor and I am really interested in biology.

What has been your favourite course (in Engineering) and why?:
Physiological Control Systems- It was very interesting to learn about how your body manages to maintain precise conditions and homeostasis, and to see how much we are still learning and discovering about the human body. I also enjoyed the mathematical aspect of the course, as I enjoy the problem solving that math presents.

What has been the best part of your Engineering education to date?:
Meeting many new people and developing great lasting friendships has been the highlight of my university years. My university has a very diverse group of people and I have been fortunate to be able to develop friendships with people from all over the world. Being in the same classes and working on projects together has made it easy to develop friendships in engineering. There are also lots of social events that bring people together. I have been able to continue my passion for volleyball as a member of the Engineering “Skule” Women’s Intramural Volleyball team since my first year.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?:
I am quite social and would like to work directly with people within the medical field where I can help improve quality of life. I haven’t completely got this path planned out but I want to merge my engineering skills with medical skills, and apply them to help improve people’s lives. I am hoping to pursue a masters or doctorate program that can further build these skills.

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