At St. John XXIII, Cameron McHugh was ranked the second-best swimmer in Texas and the 74th best swimmer in the country, according to collegeswimming.com. After earning her degree in biomedical engineering from The University of Arizona, where she received All-American Honors in the 800 free relays and named a CSCAA Scholar All-America honoree, she is attending Stanford for her master’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in product design. She would like to work as a design engineer at a sports production company to combine two of her passions: athletics and engineering. McHugh ended her senior year in the Engineering Design Program, working with the University of Arizona Center on Aging and a team of fellow students to develop the UA Balance App. The app is designed to help older adults improve their balance, posture and neuromuscular control, reducing their risk of falling and serious injury. MedPage Today, an online resource for health care professionals and physicians named it a “Must-Have Medical App.” McHugh said it was rewarding to see the hard work and research the team put into their project pay off. “I really enjoyed working on a project that can have an effect on people's everyday life,” she said. “Engineering is pointless if it cannot be used to help people and in some way improve their lives.”
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