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Accept the Challenge and Find the Joy with Dr. Pakala

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Krishna Pakala

Meet regional and national awards recipient Dr. Krishna Pakala, Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering, specifically Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Pakala describes the relationship between engineering and other disciplines – including healthcare – and provides an example of a recent collaboration between The College of Engineering and The College of Health Sciences to solve a real-world problem. Dr. Pakala also shares some of his personal journey; the importance of taking ownership of every minute; and how joy not only creates balance in life, but also how joy is a strategy that supports academic success.


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