Mike Schiappa was a four-year starting defenseman for the Bison men’s lacrosse team. He was a two-time Academic All-Patriot League selection, earning a stellar 3.77 cumulative GPA in biomedical engineering.
Women’s soccer student-athlete Cora Climo caught up with Mike this spring to talk about future plans and what it takes to be a successful student-athlete.
CC: How did you choose biomedical engineering?
MS: So my dad is a dentist and my mom is a physician. I’ve always been pretty interested in the sciences, medicine specifically. But I was also drawn to math in high school. I thought that biomedical engineering was a really good combination of all of those interests. And so when I realized that Bucknell had a great engineering department and a smaller biomedical engineering department, I was really excited to have that opportunity to develop a really good relationship with my professors and really develop my engineering skills, as well as my knowledge of the medical field. Continue reading “Profiles from the Herd: Mike Schiappa”