Graduation Spotlight: Raodatullah (Raodah) Abodunrin

Raodatullah (Raodah) Abodunrin

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Arabic

Why did you choose this area of study?

Equations and applied learning was always my strong suit!

What are your plans after graduation?

Eventually a PhD in Computational Biology or Biomedical Engineering. Also my ultimate end goal is to hold a professor position. I hope to inspire the new generation as my mentors have for me.

Why did you choose CWRU?

CWRU was a way for me to leap into the next stage of my life. I saw it as a large step forward into forming my professional career. The experiences I've had and people I've met have made my time at CWRU nothing short of extraordinary. They helped me realize my choice to attend CWRU was the right choice.

What was your favorite class? And why?

My favorite class by far was ENGR 131 Intro to MATLAB simply because it was taught by Professor Matthew Williams! Prof Williams style of teaching makes it easy to approach him when concepts are hard, and his delivery of material is never dull. For example, there was an assignment where we had to filter a sound signal, and the outcome of the lab was an audio that played “Hear ye Hear Ye, let it be known that you have completed EBME 358”. Truly an iconic moment that I will hold dear when I look back onto my time at CWRU.

What's your favorite thing about CWRU or your favorite memory?

The professors have to be my favorite part. The professors I have had in my academic career have been one of the best to work with. The connections I have made with them, the stories and advices, I will carry with me along my professional career. Old and new, I appreciate most of all, the BME professors. The ones who reach out to their students and help them in the best way possible. Drs. Anita Howard, Chris Butler, Alp Sehirlioglu, Ramez Islambouli, Thom Dawkins, Daniel Lacks, Bolu Ajiboye, Matthew Williams, Michael Jon-Hore, Sam Senyo, and Robin Snyder. These are all but a short list but notable mentions of people who I owe every bit of my success to, from Fall 2019 to Spring 2023

What's a piece of advice/encouragement you'd like to share with CSE students?

Breathe! When you don’t breathe, oxygen isnt getting to that precious brain of yours! Engineers have a habit of running on fumes and caffeine. Be sure to take a step back every now and again to keep yourself balanced! Everyone is on your side and rooting for your success.

What activities were you involved in outside of class? Why did you get involved? What was your favorite part?

I was involved in many of the UDC Organizations such as African Student Association, The Sisterhood, Black Student Union, and my favorite of all, National Society of Black Engineers. These organizations provided me with the community I have today and without them, I can certainly say my time at Case would have been drastically different. I got involved because I wanted a sense of community, and simply because I love being around people and having a good time. Having a community like this one allowed me to work hard and also play hard.