Problem-solving, innovative and diligent are just a few of the engineering qualities that Austin Hall’s brother saw in him. Hall hadn’t thought about pursuing a future in engineering until his brother pointed out he embodied several of these qualities. After researching the multitude of engineering possibilities, Hall was especially captivated by biomedical engineering. “I liked the intersection of the health care field with engineering, and the major as a whole really intrigued me. When I stared out in the major, I was really interested in artificial organs and prosthetics.”
The Janesville, Wisconsin native was drawn toward MSOE because of the small classes, reputation and academic rigor. “I really enjoy the rigor of MSOE and the high standards that students are held to. It has really shaped me and my work ethic over the course of my four years here.”
At MSOE Hall challenges himself in and out of the classroom. He is vice president of Engineering World Health (EWH), a student organization that inspires, educates and empowers the bioengineering community to improve health care delivery in the developing world. EWB club members help with STEM events on campus for K-12 students. As vice president, Hall helps with organizing and planning meetings and events. He was accepted to attend a service trip to Africa through EWH, but it was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic.
“I enjoy participating in service organizations because I find it rewarding to help out with these events. I also find it interesting to see what creative solutions children can come up with as solutions to problems,” said Hall.
Hall applied his determination and skill sets to two different internships. The first was during his junior year at Andis Company. Here he was responsible for assisting with an internal calibration system audit. After the audit, he moved more than one thousand pieces of equipment from the old calibration system to the new system. Today he holds an internship at GE Healthcare where he helps train their artificial intelligence system. He primarily works on cardiac projects where he annotates scans and labels anatomy.
For fun, Hall enjoys hiking, reading, playing board games and training dogs. He showed his dogs in obedience and agility competitions in high school and plans to get back into dog showing as a hobby again after graduation. His dream job is to be a perfusionist and he was recently accepted into the Master of Science in Perfusion program at MSOE.