Gettysburg College (PA): Liberal arts is where innovation starts

As you continue to counsel students and families on the right college fit, I wanted to share a great example of how innovation occurs in a liberal arts and sciences setting when a student’s academic pursuits and personal passions collide.

Tyler Mitchell ’20, computer science major and Digital Technology Summer Fellow in the Gettysburg Innovation Lab, designed a potentially revolutionary medical device with the use of 3D printing technology. Tyler created a closed loop insulin pump that operates entirely by reading blood sugar levels that continuously move through a glucose monitor and has the potential to radically improve the lives of those living with Type 1 Diabetes. Tyler reflects on his experience: “At Gettysburg College, I was given the freedom to build whatever I wanted through my summer fellowship – and it seems to be paying off. My hope is that this project will have a real-world impact on those suffering with diabetes, and that I can truly help those individuals in a meaningful way.”

Tyler’s story underscores the ability to think critically and solve complex problems. His story is just one example of how students at Gettysburg College are inspired to transform the world around them.

Please take a moment to share Tyler’s story with your students and families as you discuss the value of the liberal arts.

Gail Sweezey
Dean of Admissions
Gettysburg College

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