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Twelve BME-focused undergraduate research projects receive engineering learning initiative (ELI) awards
Congratulations to the following undergraduates (table below) who received ELI funding for biomedical engineering-focused projects.
|Anna Ashford||BME||van der Meulen/BME||Can parathyroid hormone treatment attenuate load-induced joint damage?|
|Brooke Cohen||BME||Butcher/BME||Biohybrid mechanical prosthetic valves for improving global health|
|Caleb A McCurdy||BME||Jiang/BME||Development of lipid nanoparticles for safe mRNA therapeutics and vaccines|
|Edith Chen||BME||Lammerding/BME||Investigating nucleo-cytoskeletal force transmission and mechanotransduction|
|Isha Arora||BME||Lammerding/BME||Nuclear mechanobiology of cell migration|
|Lauren Kret||BME||Erickson/MAE||Paper Microfluidic Chip for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing|
|Nandika Nair||BME||Brito/BME||Investigating the Mucin-Degrading Capabilities of Pathogenic Bacteria Present in Colorectal Cancer Tumor|
|Samuel Schirmacher||BME||Antaki/BME||Assessment of Bleeding Risks via von Willebrand Degradation in the Development of a Magnetically Levitated Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device|
|Sarah Huang||CHEME||Fischbach/BME||Investigating the role of Glutamine Metabolism in Breast Cancer Stem-like Cell Properties|
|Meera Ramesh||CS||Lee/BME||Modeling Breast Cancer Metastasis with Bioengineered Tumor-on-Chip Platform|
|Maia Raynor||MAE||van der Meulen/BME||Role of Bioenergetics on Bone Size and Strength|
|Justine Burke||BME anticipated||Esmaily/MAE||The effect of the size of the angle between the hepatic veins and the inferior vena cava on blood flow in Fontan patients|
Of 48 awarded projects in total, 1 in 4 or 25% are BME-focused in scope. Of the twelve undergraduates receiving awards, nine are (or anticipated) BME majors. Three non-BME majors are working on their projects with Meinig School faculty advisors.
Funding for these awards is administered through Engineering Learning Initiatives, to support undergraduate research engagement. ELI awards, with support from the Diversity Programs in Engineering, are given by Cornell Engineering as a commitment to facilitating connections and providing opportunities for undergraduate students who are motivated to pursue undergraduate research during their time at Cornell.