Alpha Eta Mu Beta, National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society

 MINDS Scholar Program Teams with Mentors
 
 
2019 - 2020 MINDS Scholar Program Teams with Mentors

Out of the groups below, the following individuals were selected by mentors for special recognition as "MINDS Elite Scholars" for demonstrating the qualities of a true team leader and being instrumental to the completion of their project:

Flynn Liam Anderson (Binghamton University)
Abigail Ayers (Vanderbilt University)
Thinuri Fernando (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Erik Halsband (Arizona State University)
Nathan Hui (Arizona State University)
Katie Merriman (Milwaukee School of Engineering)
Darshi Shah (Boston University)

2019-2020 Teams and Projects

     Microfluidic Test for Drug Allergy Diagnostics
     Scholars: Tessa Justine Posey (University of South Carolina),Darshi Shah (Boston University), Julia Towne (University of Maine),            Mabel June Xin Kuai Trager (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)      
Mentors: Asem F. Aboelzahab, PhD (Purdue University), and Bryant Hollins, PhD (Louisiana Tech University)
     
Microfluidic Arterial Blood Gas Test for Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
     Scholars: Abigail Ayers (Vanderbilt University), Michael Montgomery Collins (Binghamton University), Mark Maynes (University of Florida)
     Mentor: Jeff LaMack, PhD (Milwaukee School of Engineering)
     
Tele-Rehab Mobile Application
     Scholars: Michael DiStefano (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Thinuri Fernando (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Shun Yi Li (University of Connecticut), Yuexi Liao (Binghamton University)      Mentors: Rupak Dua, PhD (Hampton University), and Bhavit Vora, MS (Johnson & Johnson)
     
Health Tracking Application with Smart Glucose Monitor
     Scholars: Jonathan Clark (University of Connecticut), Mitchell Harling (University of Maine), LaTonya Roberts (Florida International University)      Mentors: Ruchir Bhatt, PhD (GE Healthcare), and Jerry Collins PhD (Vanderbilt – Ret/AL A&M University)
     
Stay Afoot Virtual Reality System for Fall Prevention
     Scholars: Alec Vincent Brewer (University of Virginia), Katie Merriman (Milwaukee School of Engineering), and Diego Esteban Sandoval (University of the Pacific)      Mentors: Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PhD (Nova Southeastern University), and Kevin Holly, PhD (Louisiana Tech University)
     
Biocompatible Electrode and Lead Wires for a Deep Brain Stimulation Device
     Scholars: Flynn Liam Anderson (Binghamton University), Deborah Wood (University of Virginia)
     Mentors: Teresa Murray, PhD (Louisiana Tech University), and James Byrne, PhD (Florida International University – Ret)
     
Metal Mesh Delivery Funnel for Breast Implant Surgery
     Scholars: Jubin George (University of Arizona), Erik Halsband (Arizona State University), Nathan Hui (Arizona State University)      Mentors: Walter Lee Murfee, PhD (University of South Florida), and Dominic Nathan, PhD (Alpha Eta Mu Beta)



 
2018- 2019 MINDS Scholar Program Teams with Mentors

Out of the groups below, the following individuals were selected by mentors for special recognition as “MINDS Elite Scholars” for demonstrating the qualities of a true team leader and being instrumental to the completion of their project:

Neha Chhugani (University of California San Diego)
Dallin George (University of California San Diego)
Jasmine Jiang (Vanderbilt University)
Kevin Joslin (University of California San Diego)
Madison Stiglich (Clensom University)
Hufsa Tasnim (City College of NY)
Amanda Trevino (Texas A&M University)
Dayita Wable (University of Florida)
Rachel Welscott (Vanderbilt University)
        
2018-2019 Teams and Projects

     A Dissolvable, Biodegradable Injected Polymer for the Stimulation of Healing and Stabilization in Rib Fractures
     Scholars: Mariana Miller (Clensom University), Hufsa Tasnim (City College of NY), Parker Willmon (Louisiana Tech University)         Mentors: Ruchir Bhatt, PhD (GE Healthcare); and Rupak Dua, PhD (Hampton University)  

    Dual Lens for Retinopathy of Prematurity
    Scholars: Madison Stiglich (Clensom University) and Rachel Welscott (Vanderbilt University)  
    Participant: Edgard Solozano (Florida International University)  
    Mentors: Bryant Hollins, PhD (Louisiana Tech University); and Walter Lee Murfee, PhD (University of South Florida)

    Chlamydia Diagnostic Testing Strip
    Scholars: Justin Bartell (Florida State University), Samuel Maquet (College of New Jersey), Pablo Rodriguez (Florida International     University), and Dayita Wable (University of Florida)
    Mentors: Sarah Erickson Bhatt, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison); and Chang Liu, PhD (University of South Carolina)

    Prekitsia: Preeclampsia Monitoring at Home
    Scholars: Neha Chhugani (University of California San Diego), Jasmine Jiang (Vanderbilt University), and Amanda Trevino (Texas     A&M University)
    Mentors: Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PhD (Nova Southeastern University); and Jeff LaMack, PhD (Milwaukee School of     Engineering)

    Pain-Reducing Chest Tube
    Scholars: Dallin George (University of California San Diego), Vineeth Sama (Clensom University)
    Participant: Cesar Roman (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
    Mentors: James Byrne, PhD (Ret/Florida International University); and Teresa Murray, PhD (Louisiana Tech University)

    Bandage with Clotting Factors
    Scholars: Daniel Bader (Milwaukee School of Engineering), Kevin Joslin (University of California San Diego), Kathryn Smith     (Arizona State University)
    Mentors: Dominic Nathan, PhD (Alpha Eta Mu Beta) ; and Marcia Pool, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

    Neonatal Bed Pad Device
    Scholars: Saumya Bhatia (University of California San Diego), Saumya Kapoor (University of Florida), and Sydnee Sicherer (New     Jersey Institute of Technology)
    Mentors: Jerry Collins PhD, Vanderbilt – Ret/AL A&M University; and Bhavit Vora, MS, Johnson & Johnson


 

 
2017- 2018 MINDS Scholar Program Teams with Mentors

Out of the groups below, the following individuals were selected by mentors for special recognition as “MINDS Elite Scholars” for demonstrating the qualities of a true team leader and being instrumental to the completion of their project:

Karen Ayoub (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Nicholas Colonna (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Charles Anthony Ellis (Louisiana Tech University)
Carlisle Ferguson (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Angela Hemesath (Arizona State University)
Dalia Khater (University of Texas – Austin)
Schuyler Malenke (University of Iowa)
Russell Martin (University of Iowa)
Amanda Nguyen (Arizona State University)
Noah Yang (University of Toronto)
        
2017-2018 Teams and Projects

     “BioSense” viral and bacterial biosensor
     Scholars: Nicholas Colonna (Georgia Institute of Technology), Charles Anthony Ellis (Louisiana Tech University), Angela          
     Hemesath (Arizona State University), and Dalia Khater (University of Texas – Austin)
     Mentors: Walter Lee Murfee, PhD (University of South Florida); and Bryant Hollins, PhD (Louisiana Tech University)
   
     Bandage for automatic monitoring of wounds
     Scholars: David Clark (Northeastern University), Natalie Mueller (Louisiana Tech University), and Amanda Nguyen (Arizona
     State University)
     Mentors: John Desjardins, PhD (Clemson University); and Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PhD (Nova Southeastern University)
   
     Washable Sanitary Wheelchair Cover
     Scholars: Karen Ayoub (New Jersey Institute of Technology), and Michelle Tran (Stanford University)
     Mentors: Manuel Salinas, PhD (Nova Southeastern University); and James Byrne, PhD (Ret/Florida International University)
     Participant: Daniel Forslin (Milwaukee School of Engineering)
  
     MAD-PAD microfluidic device for point of care diagnostics
     Scholars: Carlisle Ferguson (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Lauren Herschelman (Northeastern University), Justin Kim (Stony        Brook University), and Netra Rajesh (University of Toronto),
     Mentors: Teresa Murray, PhD (Louisiana Tech University); and Dominic Nathan, PhD (Alpha Eta Mu Beta)
  
     Smart Salivary Pacifier Monitor
     Scholars: Sage Moreland (University of the Pacific), Lea Polito (Rutgers University), and Noah Yang (University of Toronto)
     Mentors: Jeff LaMack, PhD, Milwaukee School of Engineering; and Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PhD, Nova Southeastern        
     University
  
     Neonatal incubating waterbed
     Scholars: Russell Martin (University of Iowa), Neha Potdar (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Mahum Siddiqui (Stony    
     Brook University)
     Mentors: Marcia Pool, PhD, Univiversity of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; and Mansoor Nasir, PhD, Lawrence Technological    
     University
  
     QBator: a low cost incubator
     Scholars: Schuyler Malenke (University of Iowa), Anagha    Krishnan (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Mikaela Rowe    
     (University of California Davis)
     Mentors: Jerry Collins PhD, Vanderbilt – Ret/AL A&M University; and Bhavit Vora, MS, Johnson & Johnson




2016 - 2017 MINDS Scholar Program Teams with Mentors

Out of the groups below, the following three individuals were selected by mentors for special recognition as “MINDS Elite Scholars” for demonstrating the qualities of a true team leader and being instrumental to the completion of their project:

Bradley Hirayama (U of the Pacific)
Joseph Muller (Stony Brook U)
Michael Brooks (UC Davis)

 
2016 - 2017 MINDS Scholar Teams and Projects
 
    iiCGM: The Affordable Alternative to the CGM Market
    Implanted, continuous glucose monitor with multiple sensors eliminating the need for short term calibration with reduced
    annual costs
    Scholars: Mariela Aponte (LA Tech), Natalie Pilar (Oregon State), Cooper Schwabe (Santa Clara University)
    Mentor: Jerry Collins, PhD, Vanderbilt – Ret/AL A&M University

    Newborn Death Preventative Diagnostics Neonatal Monitoring Device for Sub-Saharan Africa Device to monitor    
    health of neonates in low-resource regions increasing survival rates

    Scholars: Alexandra Burr (WPI), Edward Ruppel (University of Rochester)
    Mentor: Olga Imas, PhD,  Milwaukee School of Engineering

    Anesthesia Machine with Global Benefits
    Develop an anesthesia system to meet the specific needs of healthcare facilities in the developing world
    Scholars: Bradley Hirayama (U of the Pacific), Sarabeth Schommer (UC Davis), Matthew Hannula (MSOE)
    Mentor: Bryant Hollins, PhD, Louisiana Tech University

    iMyo App
    Develop an App to revolutionize the way we diagnose muscle and bone injuries
    Scholars: Eva Bouzos (Santa Clara U), Michael Brooks (UC Davis), Kelsey Phelan (LA Tech)
    Mentor: Marcia Pool, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

    A Smart Mattress for Bedridden Patients during Hospitalization                                                                       
    Dual air mattress system to turn bedridden patients without straining clinicians
    Scholars: Michael Forthofer (Trine University), Edwina Pun (USC), Logan Capizzi (MSOE)
    Mentor: Teresa Murray, PhD, Louisiana Tech University

    A Tissue-Engineered Skin Substitute for the Promotion and Monitoring of Healing in Burn Victims
    Polymeric skin substitute that contributes to skin healing and contains measuring devices to monitor wound contraction
    Scholars: Ivy Fernandes (Santa Clara U), Matthew Ho (UC Davis), Joseph Muller (Stony Brook U)
    Mentor: Jeff LaMack, PhD, Milwaukee School of Engineering
   
    An air filter to prevent exposure to smoke, dust and soot and subsequent pneumoconiosis in Ladakh, India
    Development of a culturally acceptable air filter that can be worn by women during periods of high exposure to smoke, dust,
    and soot to prevent the high rates of pneumoconiosis present in this area
    Participants: Jordan Levine (Santa Clara U), Anna Kersey (Trine University), Tristan Ford (U Rochester)
    Mentor: Lee Murfee, PhD, Tulane University




 
2015 - 2016 Pilot MINDS Scholar Program Teams with Mentors

    Participants: Tess Grodner (Louisiana Tech University), John Hidalgo (Florida International University)
    Mentor: Lee Murfee, PhD, Tulane University

    Participants: Katie Montou (Louisiana Tech University) , Kali Chiapetta (Florida International University)
    Mentor: Paul Jensen, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign





 
 
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