50 States 50 Summits is Jason Yue's ambitious project to climb to the highest point in each of America's states, as well as an exercise in applying his engineering curriculum and problem solving skills to make his goals a reality.

Julia Francesca Santos wasn't sure at first how a systems engineering major could translate into her medical school dreams. Now a sophomore and leader within her college, she's taken her knowledge of the variety within her major back home to inspire students at her former high school.


"Scott visits with Kesh Kesavades, the director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center at the University of Illinois, on how devices like an Echo are playing a role in health care."