How this senior balanced bioengineering and breaking track records
Hannah Jackson won the best of both worlds at Rice: athletics and academics. Set on majoring in bioengineering, Jackson chose Rice for its engineering background and proximity to the Texas Medical Center.
“I’ve been able to do some really great things here and found a good balance,” she said.
A track and field athlete, Jackson broke the Rice 200-meter record, running it in 23.14 seconds in 2018. She was also part of the Drill Team Six, winner of the George R. Brown Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition. The team created a device to simplify the placement of screws that secure metal rods to fractured bones in limbs. The process could cut the time, effort and number of X-rays necessary to complete the procedure.
“One of my favorite experiences of my collegiate career was going to Tokyo for the summer,” she said. “I conducted research at the Institute of Tokyo Technology. It really changed my world perspective and was a mind-blowing experience.”