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Jain, Divya

Divya Jain

What is the RISE area of interest during your first year and why?: 

For my first year, I am interested in the research aspect of RISE. I decided to choose research so I could forge a better relationship with the bioengineering faculty and graduate students while also gaining valuable scientific and lab skills. I also wanted to explore a different side of bioengineering that is not typically presented in class. 

What is the RISE area of interest during your second year and why?: 

For my second year, I want to focus on instruction. I enjoy mentoring and lending a helping hand to my fellow peers and choosing instruction for my second year of RISE will help me do so!

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I am section leader for the introductory honor seminar, HONR100, secretary of Alpha Omega Epsilon, the Engineering Sorority, secretary of the University’s chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a volunteer at the University’s peer counselling and crisis intervention hotline: the Help Center, participant in a NASA STEM Educator Grant that allows me to explore STEM education outside of my classes and specifically, this semester, by volunteering at the Air and Space Museum.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

This summer I got to work at the Center for Injury Biomechanics and it was an amazing experience! I got to see the applications of bioengineering in the field of gerontology and was analyzing the bone mineral density of older, overweight adults as they lost weight. Learning about and using new programs to analyze the CT data was a clear application of my skills in completely different circumstances than those presented in class.