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Ghosh, Sukriti

Gosh, Sukriti

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

My area of interest for the first year is research. To fulfill this credit, I am conducting research in the bioengineering department studying the blood-brain barrier in the Cell and Microenvironment Engineering Lab. I am interested in neuroscience and bioengineering with a particular interest in the intersection of the fields. This research greatly plays into that interest by combining the study of the two fields. I hope to learn more as this project progresses.

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

My area of interest for the second year is instruction. I hope to TA either a BIOE course or an ENES course so I can help underclassmen understand what engineering /bioengineering is. I have greatly appreciated my own TAs and would like the opportunity to step in their shoes to gain a teaching experience in engineering. I was previously a UTA for English 101 and enjoyed that teaching experience a lot. I would like to continue TAing in different fields because I enjoy meeting new people and seeing the classes I took as a student in a different perspective.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

My involvements on campus include research in the BIOE department, which I am using to fulfill RISE credit. I am also a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and hope to get more involved in that organization in the coming years. I am also hoping to become a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honors society. Off campus, I was and may still be working at the FDA for the Office of Device Evaluation. I also have been doing Indian Classical Dance for 14 years now and continue to dance ad perform in theaters such as the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap theaters.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

My experience at the FDA showed me the opportunities that lie with Bioengineering. While interning there, I was able to attend a cardiovascular device showcase that allowed medical devices companies to market their newly created devices for the heart. Seeing the devices and how they worked and interacted with the heart was fascinating to see. I was able to see bioengineering applied to the real world and how it could impact people's lives.