CBE Student Spotlight: Maddie Mills '21

Maddie Mills
  • Hometown: Sewickley, PA and/or Traverse City, Michigan
  • Chemical Engineering

Journey to Cornell

I committed to coming to Cornell the fall of my sophomore year of high school. As a hockey player the recruitment process is very early, so I had to know what I wanted early. I knew Cornell was the place for me because of the campus, the hockey coach, and the great engineering school. I chose the Smith School because I thought chemical engineering matched my interests, but was a broad enough major that I didn't have to know what I wanted to do after college. 

Leadership positions and accomplishments 

  • Red Key Athletes Honor Society
  • Student of the Athletes Leadership Academy 
  • Ivy League Rookie of the Year
  • 1st and  2nd Team All-Ivy

Advice for future students

I recommend getting involved with as many things as you are interested in and never fear not having enough time. If you truly enjoy doing something there is time for it, you will simply become more efficient and productive. 

Post-graduation goals

I hope to find a job I enjoy in industry, play professional hockey, and take time to do mission trips. 

Favorite Olin Hall/ChemE memory

Getting the fluids prelim handed out and the whole class laughing when we flipped it over. We all knew it was going to be a tough one... it was

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