Melody Hsieh


Biomedical Engineering
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology


Favorite Spot on Campus: Library

How has being part of IUPUI helped you reach your future goals?

I have done two Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) projects in my junior year at IUPUI. I learned a lot from the projects because we collaborated with professionals from other areas, including the Radiology Department of the IU School of Medicine and IU Health Methodist Hospital.

What activities and events have you participated in at IUPUI?

I have participated in several volunteering events through my sorority, such as the Zooboo at Indianapolis Zoo for Halloween and a donation drive for the Julian Center to help homeless women. These experiences helped me learn the importance of giving back to the community and of creating a positive impact.

I also have participated in several events with Asian Student Union (ASU). They often host fun events, such as a date auction for Valentine's Day or pumpkin painting for Halloween. They also host workshops about different Asian cultures and Asian-American issues/experiences. Through those events, I was able to make friends while learning more about other cultures.