Student Stories

Audrey Wing Chi Ayeung

"Learn to think on your feet, and always be flexible."
Audrey Ayeung graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering in December 2013. During her junior year, she traveled to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany to help design equipment for the detection of seizures. In Ayeung's senior year, her internship with Health Diagnostic Laboratories (HDL), Inc. lasted three months before she was offered a full time offer at the company. She is now developing devices to create more environmentally sustainable laboratories. HDL, Inc. was founded in 2008 and provides patient care and laboratory analyses for patients with chronic diseases. HDL, Inc. also conducts research to advance medicine and quality of care.

Christina Walinski

Christina Walinski, Biomedical Engineering class of 2013, is a Quality Engineer at Medical Murray, a contract manufacturer of medical devices. Learn about her experiences in industry as an alumna of VCU School of Engineering.

Shruthi Muralidharan

Shruthi Muralidharan, Biomedical Engineering class of 2015, visited Nicaragua this summer as part of a study abroad opportunity with the student organization Engineering World Health, of which she is President.

Garrett Cyprus

Garrett Cyprus, Biomedical Engineering class of 2015, is a lab assistant in Dr. Olivares-Navaratte's lab, studying the effects of cigarette smoke on bone marrow. Learn about his experiences as a student of VCU School of Engineering.

Gireesh Reddy

Gireesh Reddy, Biomedical Engineering class of 2015, is President of the Engineering Student Council. Learn about his experiences as a student, officer, and researcher at VCU School of Engineering.

Brittany Allen

Brittany Allen, Biomedical Engineering class of 2016 submitted her research, "Creating a Scaffold for Lung Modeling and Regeneration" to the 19th Annual Conference for Undergraduate Research "Posters on the Hill." View her poster here:

Kelly Hotchkiss

Kelly Hotchkiss, a second year Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Implant Research Group Young Investigator Prize from the International Association for Dental Research.

Ali Salman

Ali Salman, Biomedical Engineering class of 2015 and president of the organization United 2 Heal at VCU, is a recent recipient of the Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment PACME distinction.

Paul Howell

Paul Howell, Biomedical Engineering class of 2015, is a recent VCU School of Engineering alum and the former vice president of Engineering World Health @ VCU. Learn about his role in the student organization as well as his experiences in Tanzania as an Engineering World Health Summer Institute participant.

Tiffany Wong

At the end of May, Tiffany Wong, Biomedical Engineering class of 2016, will be traveling to Rwanda as part of the Engineering World Health Summer Institute Program. Learn more about her summer plans and her recent co-op with Halyard Health.

Shane Diller

Alumnus Shane Diller, Biomedical Engineering class of 2014, has secured a job at The Steward School as a Teaching Fellow in the Bryan Innovation Lab.

Lauren Griggs

It’s one thing to learn, but it’s another to teach and mentor. Can you inspire others and help them grow? Listen to Lauren Griggs, a biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate, share her story of working with our LSAMP program to set students up for success and how the experience has developed her professionally.

AJ Stuart

“I’ve learned a way to approach problems that a lot of people don’t get trained in doing,” says AJ Stuart, a senior biomedical engineering student. “Because of that training, I’m a huge asset to any company I go and work for.” See what Stuart has to say about exploring diverse professional development opportunities in industries that might not seem like a natural fit with your skillset. He’s held internship positions with MeadWestvaco and Trane, as well as a co-op position with Zimmer.

Katherine Chen

Senior student Katherine Chen believes one’s education is what they make it. For her, knowledge and information isn’t enough. That’s why she’s thrived with opportunities to apply what she’s learned and retain actionable skills for success at VCU. Hear about her shadowing an oral surgeon and implementing a new technique for digitally scanning the teeth as part of jaw surgery planning procedures.

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New Capstone Collaboration: Engineering and Business Students Join Forces to Build Startups

Students in the VCU School of Engineering’s Capstone Design course are building entrepreneurship skills alongside students in the VCU School of Business thanks to a new program that teaches engineering and business students how to create a startup.

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BME Undergrad Wins Poster Award at International Meeting

Comlekoglu said he studied "the effects of memory on the electrical behavior of cardiac muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) using a computational model of a cardiomyocyte." His poster demonstrated the research progress he made over the previous semester working in the Computational Physiology Lab with Seth Weinberg, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Students Win Four Awards at National Conference for Minority Researchers

Four Virginia Commonwealth University students were among the top-ranked, undergraduate researchers honored for their skills at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, the largest undergraduate research meeting in the country with more than 4,000 attendees. The winners were part of the VCU Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity undergraduate research training program.

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