Elizabeth Moroz

Hometown: Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Class Year: 2021

A Chance Encounter

“My path to engineering started when I was ten years old with impromptu ‘Science Saturdays’ in the garage of a Philly rowhouse belonging to my neighbor, a female forensic scientist. We did all the classic science experiments like Mentos soda rockets, rock candy, slime and so on. I initially thought I wanted to be a chemical engineer, but a Drexel professor came to my high school’s Future Engineers Club meeting and talked about materials science, where I learned that I’m not interested in chemical processing. My passion and fascination for chemistry lay in studying what materials are made of, why they behave the way they do, and what we can do with them.”

Variety is the Spice of Learning

“My co-ops have been at Estee Lauder in Quality Assurance, Johnson & Johnson in Tech Transfer/Product Development, and GlaxoSmithKline in Process Engineering. It's good to try different things for each co-op so you can learn what you like and don't like about different industries, workplace structures, or managers.”

Challenging Coursework

“‘MATE 280: Advanced Materials Laboratory’ challenged me to deeply understand the characterization equipment used by material scientists and engineers so that I could apply it to real world situations. For example, you make a material and are tasked to analyze it to determine if your processing technique was successful.”

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