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Carla De La Cruz

Name: Carla De La Cruz

Major: Chemical Engineering

Concentration: Biological Engineering

Year: Junior

Hometown: Yonkers, NY

Email: Carla_DeLaCruz@student.uml.edu

Semesters at TURI Lab: 4


Info on your major and what it focuses on?

Chemical engineering relates applied science with life sciences and applied mathematics and economics to create a well-rounded set of knowledge that allows us to comprehensively communicate with all other branches of engineering and the sciences to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy.

What you have learned so far at TURI Lab?

I’ve learned to understand sarcasm

What are your plans for after graduation?

I would like to continue working in a lab setting conducting research. Ideally, I wanted to work in the pharmaceutical industry this is why I have a concentration in biological engineering.

Projects Worked On in the Lab/ Current Projects:

  • Janitorial (All Purpose, Bathroom, DCC17)
  • Tile Stain Testing
  • Industrial - Immersion Testing
  • Odor Testing
  • Hand Washing Testing
Favorite Part of Working at TURI: My favorite part about TURI is the welcoming environment.

Skills Learned at TURI Lab:

  • Industrial Immersion Testing
  • Abrasion Machine Use
  • Vapor Degreasing
  • Chemical disposal
  • Spectrometer Use
  • Gravimetric Analysis
  • Report Writing
  • SOP Writing