Genevieve Goelz

Who are you?

Name: Genevieve Goelz

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Minors/Certificates: Mathematics

Year: Senior

Hometown: Algonquin, IL

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?:

Don’t be afraid to hop out of your comfort zone and get involved in something you wouldn’t imagine yourself in! My sophomore year I was a DJ for the University Radio Station, KRUI. It was an awesome experience and I enjoyed learning how to use the equipment, and of course, finding new music!

What organizations outside the college of engineering do you belong to?

I am an active member of Students to Assist Recruitment (STAR) and On Iowa!, the University of Iowa’s Welcome Week Program. While these are the student organizations I’ve chosen to stay involved with, I’ve also been involved in Dance Marathon, KRUI, and the Newman Catholic Student Center.

How are you an "engineer ... and something more"?

I held a leadership position in On Iowa! and I loved it! Go Hawks! I also hold a position on STAR’s Communications Committee, which is responsible for outreach to prospective students via the University’s multiple social media outlets.

Have you done research with a professor? If so, what department was the professor in and what was your research about?

Yes! I have done research with the Department of Pharmacology, studying brown and white adipocytes (fat cells).

Is there something else you'd like to tell us about yourself?

I have been featured in Iowa Admissions’ Instagram Story multiple times for STAR. Every time has been a super fun experience because I enjoy showing how much I love it here at Iowa!

What is your favorite part about being a student at The University of Iowa?

I love being a Hawkeye because we strive to create a positive, inclusive community that everyone can call “home.”

Who is your favorite professor and why?

Dr. Seth Dillard has been my favorite professor during my college career. He is a fantastic teacher and is super approachable. He even has a plant in his office named Russel!

What has been your favorite course?

Design For Manufacturing (DFM). I loved learning how to use 3D modeling software and bringing it to a lab to build what I created!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time at The University of Iowa?

I am an avid concert-goer and enjoy finding new bands, I LOVE to cook/bake, and I also love watching movies.