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I built a Mind Controlled Prosthetic. What schools would accept me?

FunnyKiwiFunnyKiwi Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I am worried that I wont be able to get into any worthwhile colleges after I graduate high school. I have really good engineering and BME related extra curriculars, but my grades and classes are mediocre. I am currently a Sophmore.
Freshman GPA: 92
-I had a 97 in normal physics
-I didnt take any honors
Sophmore GPA: 90
-Took honors chem, but 85 average
-took PreCalc
Plans Junior
-normal calculus, AP BIO, ISTEM honors, no world language
-honors English
Plans Senior
-Ap calc, Ap compsci,Ap physics, honors English

In terms of extra curriculars...

I won at my state science fair in Biomedical Engineering for my project called "Mind Controlled Prosthetics: An extremely Affordable Transhumeral Robotic Arm". I pretty much made a prosthetic arm using the same techbology as the John Hopkins Modular prosthetic arm. All this work was done individually in my basement. I won 1st Place Biomed, Airforce award, innovation award, and a finalist award.

A month later I went to my schools Hackathon and won first place overall with my project which hacked a headset to read 10 channels of EEG brain signals.

I currently work for a Robotics company where we work with post college robotics programs and software. The only college I have seen using it is MIT. I cant talk alot about this. My boss scouted me at the hackathon. Paid position.

I also teach robotics to children at a learning center. And get paid.

I have been in the school robotics club, and I volunteer with another club. I used to be part of the IEEE club, but it dissolved. I played tromebone for 6 years, and been a part of boyscouts since 2nd grade.

I just wanna know what colleges are good for BME or Engineering that would look at me. I want to go to a school that will be challanging in terms of engineering and robotics.

Replies to: I built a Mind Controlled Prosthetic. What schools would accept me?

  • 123Mom456123Mom456 Registered User Posts: 677 Member
    You sound like a really smart kid who has to put a little more effort into your GPA but it is not too late. It sounds like you are heading down the path of thinking that only certain schools are "worthwhile". Please don't get caught up in ranking. There are many great schools out there. Your ECs are fantastic. Work on your GPA and SAT/ACTs. Any predictions at this time would be premature. Good luck you have a great future ahead of you.
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 9,999 Senior Member
    Please don't get caught up about college entrance.

    You seem to have a lot of potential. Figure out where you want to be and research paths there. There are a ton if you look. Lots of schools outside the tippy-top can be terrific for someone interested in engineering.

    And what can you afford and would you look overseas?
  • renaissancedadrenaissancedad Registered User Posts: 1,398 Senior Member
    edited May 20
    The OP's only other post says that he/she currently goes to Princeton. This smells fishy.
  • FunnyKiwiFunnyKiwi Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    yes, I was **** like a year ago. But then I had a real question.
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