Student Profile ~ John Nappo
Mechanical Engineering & Theatre Arts Minor
Home School: Penn Engineering
Year of Graduation: 2015
Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ
Major: Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, Theatre Arts (Minor)
Why did you choose Penn?: For me, it felt like home. It's a place where professors and peers genuinely care about your interests and what you are doing.
What do you love about Penn?: The atmosphere is electric. It's like one big tank, with tons of brilliant individuals from literally every corner of the globe. Perspective and diversity really help expand the learning environment outside the classroom into everyday life.
How are you involved on campus?: 2 research labs (The Haptics Group, ModLab - both subunits of GRASP Laboratory), Alternate spring break, Engineerings without Borders, Stimulus Children's Theatre Company, iNtuitons Experimental Theatre Company, Front Row Theatre Company
Do you have a favorite class or professor?: Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker, a Mechanical Engineering professor who also runs the Haptics Group, is the sweetest, most modest, down-to-earth person you will ever meet. And she is a genius.