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Engineering Assistant

Charleston, West Virginia, United States
August 13, 2018

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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

West Virginia University, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Graduated May 2018 with a Cumulative GPA: 3.63

Relevant coursework – Materials Engineering, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Transport Phenomena, Thermodynamics, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomedical Imaging, FDA Approval/Regulation, Engineering Technical Writing and Presenting, Cellular Machinery, and Tissue Engineering

Related Projects and Experience -

Senior Design Capstone – Gait Analysis Software for Identification of Deficient Muscles in Post-Stroke Patients

Project Focus: Develop a software system capable of identifying abnormal muscle activity present in the gait of post-stroke patients using machine learning algorithms and existing data structures to better target physical therapy.

Tissue Engineering - Proposed Injectable Collagen-Alginate Scaffold for Root Canal Regeneration

Project Focus: Develop an injectable crosslinked alginate and collagen fibril composite hydrogel that would support the proliferation of stem cells for use as a scaffold for regenerative endodontic procedures.

Biomechanics – Passive Adaptive Grasp Prosthetic Hand Design

Project Focus: Develop a fully functioning prosthetic hand using SolidWorks, capable of passive grasp adaptation.

Charleston Catholic High School, Charleston, WV (Graduated May 2014)

Honors and Advanced Placement student in Calculus 1, Art History, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition and Human Geography

Work Experience

West Virginia University, Biomedical Engineering Department, Dr. Jessica Allen, Supervisor

Undergraduate Research Assistant – August 31, 2017 – present

Project Focus: Biomechanical simulation of gait pattern in stroke victims.

West Virginia University, The Sensory Neuroscience Research Center, Dr. George Spirou, Supervisor

Undergraduate Research Assistant - October 13, 2015 - December 2016

Project Focus: Auditory development and connectomics. Serial sectioning and imaging mice brains of different ages to reconstruct a 3D model of the brain using the block-face sectioned images. This 3D atlas could be used in the future to map neuronal pathways traced in electron microscopy images to their direct locations within the 3D model of the mouse brain.

Rocka Poke Noodle Bar Hostess – October 2017 – March 2018 (10-15 hours/week)

Buffalo Wild Wings Cashier/Hostess – February 2017 – July 2017 (15-30 hours/week)

West Virginia University, Athletic Department Tutor - August 2015 – May 2017 (5-10 hours/week)

Morgantown (WV) High School, Student Tutor - October 2015 - April 2016 (5 hours/week)

Charleston Catholic High School, Student Tutor - August 2013 - June 2014 (5 hours/week)

Summary of Skills

Adept in Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Services, Word Processing, Knossos, Seg3D, LTSpice, OpenSim, SolidWorks, Matlab, and Python

Experience with medical devices including EMG, cryostats, microtomes, microscopes, and cameras

Exceptional analytical, organizational, and communication skills

Highly motivated, adaptable, and goal oriented

Awards and Recognitions Extracurricular Activities

West Virginia University Dean’s List Society of Biological Engineers

Fall 2014, 2016, 2017, Spring 2015, 2016, 2018 Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority

West Virginia University President’s List WVU Honors College

Spring 2018

Presidential Honors Scholar

Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors

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