Residence: Georgia, United States
School: Chattahoochee High School
Intended major: Bio-engineering or neuroscience
Age during program: Grade 10
Amulya is interested in anything that has to do with biology. He received honors in biology in high school and competed in the Science Olympiad.
What challenges did he face?
- His greatest obstacle in this program was drafting an academic-level paper as someone who had no prior experience writing academic papers.
- Rather than simply reporting the available literature, he required mentoring to critically arrange and discuss evidence, articulate his point of view, and make critical discussion/conclusions about the chosen issue.
The mentor is Brown University’s Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering. She is also the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s secretary.
How did our program help him?
- With the mentor’s help, he was able to prepare a research paper on stem cell therapy for corneal regeneration.
- He picked up some new terms relating to corneal regenerative therapy.