Congratulations to Josue Santana for winning the first place in the best poster category and the third place in the oral presentation category at the FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference. His presentation, “Modeling the Mechanical Effects of Low Magnitude Mechanical Stimulation in Trabecular Bone”, is a culmination of his work completed over the past summer with professors at the University of Notre Dame.
Elizabeth Solis also won third place in the best poster category at the FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference. Under the guidance of Professor Anuradha Godavarty, Elizabeth presented her poster, “Near-Infrared Optical Imaging to Monitor Wound Healing.” 2015 has been an exciting year for Solis as she was also awarded the Norman Weldon Summer Internship.
At this year’s MARC U*STAR & MBRS RISE Mini-Symposium, another FIU Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student, Marisol Soula, won the second place in the oral presentation category. The presentation, titled “Investigation of responses to peripheral nerve stimulation using somatosensory evoked potentials in a rodent model”, aims to develop appropriate electrical stimulation paradigms for restoring sensation in amputees. Soula is a member of the Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory and works closely with research scientist, Anil Thota.
Congratulations to Josue, Elizabeth, and Marisol!