The College Tour: UConn
The UConn edition of the popular "The College Tour" series from the producers of “Survivor” will air this summer.
Recent graduate Cydney-Alexis DeLaRosa ’21 (ENG) shoots a scene for “The College Tour” in the Learning Community Innovation Zone at Peter J. Werth Residence Tower, known to students as a “makerspace.” DeLaRosa is one of 10 students who talked with host Alex Boylan for the UConn episode of this popular series from the producers of “Survivor.” It will begin streaming on Amazon Prime and Roku this summer.
In her segment “Real-World Research,” the Albany, New York, native speaks about attending a Research I institution like UConn, where nearly every professor is doing research of their own. “One thing you will find about UConn,” she says, “is that there are opportunities for everyone here no matter your major. I am a biomedical engineering student, yet I was selected to work in civil engineering and materials science engineering labs after speaking with my professors.”
DeLaRosa tells prospective students about extracurriculars, too — about being on the board for SUBOG and UConn’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, working as a teaching assistant and a campus tour guide, even singing the national anthem at basketball and volleyball games.
By Lisa Stiepock
Photo by Peter Morenus