The semester is over and summer is in session, but our research hasn’t stopped! With members of diverse majors, our teammates are also pursuing their interests apart from Gemstone. Check out some of the exciting things our teammates are up to this summer!
Katherine, a member of the Nanoscribe sub-team, is working at the Terrapin Works 3D printing lab on campus at UMD. Here she will continue to work on Team MICRO's research as well as additional projects in conjunction with other UMD labs. In August, she will be a Camp Leader for the Gemstone Program’s Gems Camp for incoming Gemstone Freshman.
Andrew is a member of our FabLab sub-team and is interning at NIH this summer. He is working specifically in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) on a liver disease project. He’s also enjoying his summer hanging out with friends and waiting for Game of Thrones to start in July.
Cara, also on the Nanoscribe sub-team, is shadowing three different doctors at Frederick Memorial Hospital to help her decide whether to pursue a medical degree. In addition, she is also continuing her side hobby of pottery.
Vishy, a member of the Fluid Simulation sub-team, is learning to use software that will help us model fluid diffusion through our 3D printed micro channels to surrounding cells. Apart from Gemstone, he is also shadowing GI and cardiology specialists and working as an SAT tutor for local high school students.
Sahana, a member of the FabLab sub-team, is interning at Google this summer in Mountain View, California. She is an Engineering Practicum intern on the Google Play Search Infrastructure team and is working on improving the interface that developers use to test Play search results.
Morgan, a member of of the Nanoscribe sub-team, is interning at the University of Maryland School of Medicine on a genetics project and shadowing doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
In addition, we are all also working towards our upcoming presentation in November at Gemstone's Junior Colloquia, where we will present the preliminary findings in our research. We wish you all a great summer and look forward to presenting to you all at Junior Colloquia!