Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
Michael Owino, born and raised in Kenya, spent much of his youth traveling the world, visiting such far-flung lands as Thailand, Scandinavia and South Africa. And when he finishes his college career at IUPUI, Michael hopes to do something more: help shape tomorrow╣s world.
As a senior in the School of Engineering & Technology at IUPUI, the computer information technology major plans to pursue a graduate degree at IUPUI that will allow him to join the rapidly developing field marrying information technology and health care. The international student hopes to join other information specialists who will use technology to help overcome the health problems that hamper the growth of so many nations.
Michael has plunged headlong into campus life at IUPUI. He is a resident assistant in the Campus Apartments on the Riverwalk, and has been an enthusiastic volunteer in campus blood drives and the annual IUPUI Dance Marathon for Riley Hospital, helped out at Damar Services (a center for youngsters with autism), the Horizon House homeless day shelter and more. The William L. Garrett Award winner also has been president of the Honors Club and the International Club.
Michael is also an avid photographer who has used his skill to chronicle his international adventures, and has his apartment walls covered with maps, flags and other memorabilia from his travels.