Making magic with mechanical engineering

Michelle Phillips pursued her passion all the way to Universal Studios

By Bethany Brookshire, 15:55 PM May 13, 2014

When she started college at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Michelle Phillips, was completely certain she was going to be a biomedical engineer. She had attended a local biotechnology summer camp after her sophomore year of high school. “We toured the Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine and they had a 3-D printer, she recalls. “It was printing a heart. A real mouse heart. I thought that was the coolest thing I had ever seen.”

But when she got to college, her ...

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