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Elizabeth Gordon


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Hello! I am a young Biomolecular Chemical Engineering Major with dreams of further developing artificial organs. I am from a family of six in Middle Tennessee, and I love to do anything art, craft, or writing related in my spare time.


Tennessee Technological University

Bachelor's degree program
2020 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Biochemical Engineering
  • Minors:
    • Mathematics
  • GPA:


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Test scores:

    • 32


    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:


    • Handling money, providing customer service

      2020 – Present4 years



    2015 – 20194 years

    Future Interests


    Pro-Life Advocates Scholarship
    Supporting a pro-life position is something that has been instilled in me through religion and morals since I was a child. As a Christian of The Church of Christ, I believe it is beyond wrong to treat babies as anything less than a precious human life. I deeply believe that any woman with morals will take responsibility for her actions and step up to take care of the child or find loving parents that will. Life is a beautiful gift that should be celebrated, not taken away without a choice. As someone with a younger brother diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, it really hits close to my heart when I hear of children being aborted because of a disability. I understand that in some circumstances these choices can be hard, but most of the time women choose to abort a baby with a disability simply because it would be an inconvenience for them. My parents are proof that a disability should not matter in terms of convenience or love as we all deeply cherish my little brother. A few years ago, my mom told me about what the doctors said when they informed her that her baby was going to be born with Downs Syndrome; they asked if she would like to abort him. Even just the words or suggestion infuriated and saddened my mom that some people have that kind of mindset to just throw away anything out of the ordinary despite how precious that little life is. I was blessed with a wonderful mother that was more than ready to take on this challenge, and I am so glad to have been lucky to have a family with such deep morals regarding life. She knew Downs Syndrome was out of anyone's control and there was no reason to hold her sweet baby accountable. Many people try to argue that pro-life supports try to justify their beliefs solely because of religion or conservative views, but there are many reasons that can easily be rationalized. For instance, abortions can cause an increased risk of ectopic pregnancies, miscarriage, and pelvic inflammatory disease, and they also cause many mental side effects. To name a few, women of childbearing age that have had an abortion are 3 times more likely to commit suicide, and teenage girls who have had an abortion are 10 times more likely to commit suicide. About 45% of women report having suicidal feelings after an abortion, and 2 in 3 women who have had abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy have been diagnosed with clinical PTSD. These are just a few facts of many that exemplify that pro-life choices would not only be saving babies but also women. I have never been shy on my pro-life stance as to me it should be a basic human right for babies to have a shot at life the moment they are conceived. I have taken every given chance in high school and college to reflect my stance on this in my English Arts classes by writing several argumentative essays on the issue. I often attempt to spread this ideology with social media posts spreading love and support of pro-life choices. If an opportunity to further spread this arose, I would happily take it as it is something worth fighting for.
    Dynamic Edge Women in STEM Scholarship
    My favorite invention in the last ten years would definitely be artificial organs, which I actually hope to work with in my career as a Biomolecular Chemical Engineer. The development of artificial organs has helped to achieve many amazing things in the medical as it helped to alleviate the issue of lack of available organs for transplants or extremely long waiting lists. I initially learned about creating artificial organs, artificial limbs, and scaffolding tissue in my high school anatomy class, and it has fascinated me since. Before learning about this technology, nothing else had piqued my interest, but after hearing about it, I knew I was meant to have a career in that field. I think it is amazing to put technology towards something that could help so many people, and I hope to contribute to that by helping to improve upon them to develop a more permanent organ solution; many can only be used temporarily. Right now, skin, kidneys, lungs, bladder, and hearts have been developed; however, there have been reoccurring issues with the body sometimes rejecting the organs as foreign objects in which the implant fails, and the patient is sent back to square one or worse. I hope to find a way to prevent this outcome or at least decrease the likelihood of it happening. Working with artificial limbs would also be a great honor in order to assist others to more easily live a normal life. Developing limbs has been around for much longer than developing organs, but there are always ways to improve them whether that is by design or by cost efficiency. Being able to work with children, veterans, and people injured from accidents would be my primary focus in this area. Overall, being able to contribute to the further development of either of these areas would greatly satisfy my urge to help children and adults alike struggling with medical needs. Keeping this in mind is my main motivation to continue to pursue my major and work through difficult classes. I was always interested in the medical field but did not necessarily want to be a surgeon or a nurse. So, this type of career truly is my calling in which I hope to make in impact in this field of work. I am looking forward to the day I can start working towards these goals in order to leave even the smallest of positive impacts on the world as a woman in an engineering career.