Graduate Achievement Day 2008

The third annual Graduate Research Achievement Day (GRAD 2008) was held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in the Campus Center Odeum.  GRAD 2008 celebrated the research activities of graduate students with a poster-style symposium.  The event provided graduate students the opportunity to present their research to peers, faculty, the WPI community and their guests. 

The presentation of 179 posters was broken down into the following three categories: Engineering Division; Life Sciences & Bioengineering Division; and, the Science Division.

Katie Ann Bush won first place in the Life Sciences & Bioengineering Division.  Katie is a fifth year graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Joint Ph.D. Program between Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Currently she is working on completing her thesis project entitled “Designing Microfabricated Basal Lamina Analogs to Enhance Skin Regeneration”in Prof. George Pins’ Laboratory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Katie received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Chemical Engineering in May 2003 from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. 

Winning third place in the Life Sciences & Bioengineering Division was Piyush Ramuka.  Piyush, a second year graduate student working in Prof. Mendelson’s laboratory on his Masters degree won third place.  The title of Piyush’s poster was “Adaptive Noise Cancellation in Pulse Oximetry: Feasibility for Real-Time Applications.”  Piyush received his Bachelors of Science degree in the Biomedical Engineerikng at the Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, University of Mumbai, India.

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