2018 NASA Micro-g NExT competition

Student Achievements

Internships, Research, Presentations, Etc.


  • American Axle & Manufacturing, engineering internship 
  • B. Braun Medical Inc., internship- Bethlehem, PA
  • Citizen's Science Lab Internship- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cleveland State University, Research in physics department- Cleveland, OH
  • Conemaugh Hospital, Mentoring in Medicine Internship- Johnstown, PA
  • Daedalus, Inc., internship- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Duquesne University, Undergraduate Research Program- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Epiphany Solar Water Systems, engineering internship- Pittsburgh, PA
  • GE Healthcare, engineering internship, MRI Coils department
  • GSK Pharmaceutical, internship under their global analyst division 
  • Jacobs Institute, internship- Buffalo, NY
  • Magee Women's Research Institute, College Summer Internship Program- Pittsburgh, PA
  • McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Research- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Medical mission clinic, internship- Ghana, Africa
  • MedImmune, internship- Gaithersburg, MD
  • Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Research Fellowship, University of Miami- Miami, FL
  • NASA Langley Research Center, Laser Remote Sensing Branch- Hampton, VA
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), internship- Washington, DC
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Internship- Bethesda, MD
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Internship, Cleveland State University- Cleveland, OH
  • Soraa Inc, Internship- Valley View, OH
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital- Memphis, TN
  • STERIS Corporation, Optical/Lighting Engineering Internship 
  • University of Dayton, Undergraduate Research Program- Dayton, OH
  • University of Pittsburgh, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, REU Internship- Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, pediatric surgery division, research internshp- Pittsburgh, PA
  • UPMC, Neural engineering internship- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering program- Nashville, TN
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Undergraduate Research Program in mechanobiology of disease and nanomedicine- Richmond, VA
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, Internship in Alzheimer's Lab- Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Chemistry Society Research Symposium
  • American Pain Society Spring Conference, poster presentation- Pittsburgh, PA
  • American Physical Society (APS) 2018 Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation- Toledo, OH
  • Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2017 Annual Meeting, Poster Presentations- Phoenix, AZ
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2018 Annual Meeting, Poster Presentations- Atlanta, GA
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2021 Annual Meeting, Oral and Poster Presentations- Virtual
  • Carnegie Mellon Forum on Biomedical Engineering, Poster Presentation- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Duquesne University, Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Undergraduate Research Symposium- New York, NY
  • International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Poster Presentation- Tampa, FL
  • Magee-Womens Research Summit, Poster Presentation- Pittsburgh, PA
  • National Congress of Computational Mechanics Conference, Oral Presentation- Virtual
  • OSA Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science Conference- Washington, DC
  • Posters on the Hill, poster presentation- Washington, DC
  • Society of Women Engineers, WE Local Baltimore Conference, Collegiate Poster Competition- Baltimore, MD
  • Society of Women Engineers, WE Local Minneapolis Conference, Collegiate Poster Competition- Minneapolis, MN
  • Society of Women Engineers, WE Local Pittsburgh Conference, Collegiate Poster Competition- Pittsburgh, PA
  • Society of Women Engineers, WE Local Tampa Conference, Collegiate Poster Competition- Tampa, FL
  • University of Pittsburgh, Bioengineering Day, poster presentation- Pittsburgh, PA


  • 2021 Barry Goldwater Scholar
  • NASA Micro-g NExT competition- Our BME team developed a compact system to cut and store zip ties in microgravity. They traveled in May 2018 to test their design in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab at NASA's Johnson Space Center. 
  • NASA RASC-AL Competition, sponsored by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and NASA. Our BME team was accepted in the final round and traveled to Florida in June 2019 to present their concepts in a design review during the RASC-AL Forum.
  • "Speak Simply" competition hosted by Duquesne University's American Chemical Society Chapter