Alumna TEDx Talk

Alumna TEDx Talk

After graduating from NJC in 2014, Samantha Stuart headed to the University of Toronto on a full academic scholarship to study Materials Science & Engineering, with a minor in Bioengineering. She has spent the past 12 months working as a Quality Engineering intern at Synaptive Medical in Toronto, helping to develop robotic and software system to assist in neurological procedures. Recently, Samantha was also a speaker at TedX Collingwood, where she spoke about “The ‘E’ Word: Why Engineering Needs All of Us”.

Highlights of Samantha’s year at NJC were her extracurricular experiences - she brought home the gold medal for Oral Interpretation at NESDA in Berlin and participated in MUN in St. Petersburg. She says that NJC is so much more than just a year abroad - it  was an experience that helped her develop her character and will have an impact on her career and personal life forever. Samantha credits NJC for helping her become more open to new and scary-sounding opportunities outside of her comfort zone.

This summer, Samantha will be completing an international research exchange project at the University of Liverpool in the UK and is looking forward to pursuing engineering research and visiting some of her NJC friends who are currently living in Europe. When she finishes her studies, she hopes to pursue a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and then continue to work in the field of R&D engineering.

Watch Samantha’s TedX Talk here:

May 2nd, 2018