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Majeste Kyei-Amponsah: Exploring new spaces

Majeste Kyei-Amponsah portrait
Majeste Kyei-Amponsah portrait

Sophomore Majeste Kyei-Amponsah came to college knowing she wanted to make a difference in the world, and Iowa State has supported and encouraged her to do just that. 

 As a chemical engineering major, Majeste Kyei-Amponsah was encouraged to get out of the classroom and see real-world applications of what was being taught in class. The Chemical and Biological Systems Engineering department had several Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) for Kyei-Amponsah to choose from. 

“I got to work with a startup company and make a biomedical device, which was something that I never thought I would have the opportunity to do.” 

“It was an awesome experience because I got to see how chemical engineering applies to biomedical manufacturing and how to apply not only my chemistry skills but also look at economic and software engineering standpoints.” 

“It was so amazing to see how chemical engineering really relates to biomedical devices and even how that implementation goes into all aspects of startup companies.” 

“So, I really think that when it comes to going out and looking in the field, you really get to see that what I’m learning is very important.”