Participating in PURM during the Summer of 2019 gave me the opportunity to see what my various interests look like at the professional level. I worked at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on quality improvement initiatives surrounding nurse workload and the ways that patients are monitored. This experience gave me a behind-the-scenes look at the way that hospitals operate, deepening my interest in medicine. Additionally, I learned about the field of human factors engineering and how it can be used to optimize sociotechnical systems. As an engineer, seeing the intersection of engineering and medicine was fascinating. Currently, I am a lab assistant at the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM). This role has allowed me to learn to use advanced lab equipment and prepare materials for other researchers. It has been a great opportunity to become familiar with the techniques and equipment used in Materials Science and related research. If you are interested in Materials Science research or the intersection of medical and engineering research please feel free to reach out with any questions!
- PURM Grant recipient Summer 2019, Dr. Chris Bonafide
- Lab Assistant: Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), March 2020-Present