From left to right, Maria Bandres (poster session honorable mention), Ricardo Siu (oral presentation first prize), Mariacarla Gonzalez (poster session second prize), and Carolina Moncion (poster session first prize).

On Friday, March 1st, a record-breaking total of 39 graduate students presented their research in their respective fields. Thirty-one students, both masters and Ph.D., presented their research as a poster presentation, and 8 students (Ph.D.) participated oral presentations. The poster session concluded with a first place winner, a second place winner, and an honorable mention, while the oral presentation concluded with a first place winner. Students participating in poster presentations were judged on three different categories: content, display, and oral presentation.

We would like to congratulate the first place winner for the poster session, Carolina Moncion, for her research titled “Fully-Passive Wireless Recording of Neural Activation in Wistar Rats”. We would also like to congratulate second place winner, Mariacarla Gonzalez, for her research titled “Cellphone based attachment for low-cost cervical health diagnosis”, as well as honorable mention winner, Maria Bandres, for her research titled “Intraspinal microstimulation in motor regions modulates neural transmission in spinal pain pathways”.

In addition, we would like to congratulate our winner for oral presentations, Ricardo Siu, for his research titled “Bio-inspired adaptive controller for ventilatory pacing”.

We would also like to thank our judges: Damiano Angoli, Jihye Bae, Sally Duarte, Ilyas Saytashev, and Xuena Zhu.We appreciate your time and dedication toward our students and their research.

Also as part of Graduate Research Day and the Coulter Speaker Series, Jaffus Hardrick, Interim President at Florida Memorial University, and Hyungbae Kwon, Research Group Leader at Max Planck, presented engaging lectures on mentorship, and biomedical engineering research, respectively. We thank you both for your excellent presentations, and for joining us on this day!

Congratulations again to all of our graduate students on their outstanding research!

To learn more about the students’ research, click here.