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Bora Hurst ‘25

BS Electrical and Computer Engineering

Why did you choose to study at WPI? 

"I chose to study at WPI for two main reasons. First one is the academic structure. It is intriguing that WPI has the students focus on three classes with a faster course pace, and I find this way of doing classes superior to other competing universities. Second reason is project-based learning. I love the labs we have since they directly take lessons and let us experiment/work with them in groups."

How are you involved with the WPI community? 

"I'm on the swim team at WPI. I wanted to compete in college coming out of high school, and WPI's program was the best fit for me. I love the coaches and my teammates since everyone is supportive of everyone’s different goals in the sport. The best part about being on this team is that the lessons I've learned in the pool carry over to the rest of my life, such as discipline and hard work."

What’s your favorite thing about WPI? 

"The rec center is definitely my favorite thing about WPI. Between swim practices and going to the gym, it has been my second home for the past one and a half years."

Do you have a faculty or staff mentor? 

"I think both of my swim coaches (Adriana Owen and Paul Bennett) have been the most influential people in my life at WPI. They have been great coaches in the pool and have helped shape me into a better person during my time with them."

How has WPI’s project-based learning influenced your education?  

"Project-based learning at WPI has helped influence my education positively. It has forced me to leave my comfort zone and work with others to achieve a common goal."
 

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Hometown

West Palm Beach, FL

Faculty Mentor

•    Paul Bennett – head swimming and diving coach
•    Adriana Owen – assistant swimming and diving coach
 

Interests

•    Muscle cars
•    Going to the gym
•    Video games
•    Spending time with family
•    Going to the beach

Campus Activities
•    Swimming & diving team

It is intriguing that WPI has the students focus on three classes with a faster course pace, and I find this way of doing classes superior to other competing universities.
6:00am

I wakeup (earlier if I have a morning swim practice) and get ready for school

8:00am

I attend my classes

3:00pm

I head to afternoon swim practice

5:15pm

I lift at the gym

7:30pm

Dinner, followed by homework/studying.

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