Ten undergrads receive research experience, scholarship
CoMotion is thrilled to announce the 2023 cohort of the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars, a program that provides entrepreneurial research opportunities for undergrads. Selected students gain nine weeks of full-time experience as interns with faculty-led initiatives that involve translating university research into real-world impact. Innovation Scholars will contribute to the work of these emerging companies and licensing opportunities, and receive a $6,000 scholarship for nine weeks of full-time engagement. This cohort represents seven UW departments, from bioengineering and computer science to public health and environmental science.
- Mathea Caole, Bioengineering, “Targeting von Willebrand factor to model disease in human pluripotent stem cells”
- Jorryn Decker Clement, Bioengineering, “Smartphone APP development”
- JP Lopez, Public Health-Global Health, “TEXTILE: Tutorials in EXperimentalisT Interactive Learning”
- Lily Kim Nguyen, Biochemistry, “Chemical modifications of biological materials for bioplastics applications”
- Grace O’Connor , Mechanical Engineering, “Emergency airway device”
- Rosemary Randall, Environmental Science and Resource Management & Geography: Data Science, “Unlocking the power of biofertilizer for sustainable agriculture”
- Russell Sam, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, “MiniKidney”
- Daniel Shin, Bioengineering, “Lego-stacking to build thick perfusable vasculature”
- Sneha Sil, Biochemistry, “Protein-based bioplastics for additive manufacturing”
- Francesca Wang, Computer Science, “SpineHealthie: A new way to experience virtual post-operative care”
Congratulations to the honorees! Learn more about the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program.