PARTICIPANT HIGHLIGHT – MICHELLE HEDLUND – 2018 PROGRAM

PARTICIPANT HIGHLIGHT – MICHELLE HEDLUND – 2018 PROGRAM

“My experience in the REU program has made me realize that I really am becoming an engineer. I’ve been able to use all the knowledge I’ve learned in school to accomplish something that hasn’t been done before. It has also made me think more seriously about going to grad school.”

Michelle Hedlund, a biomedical engineering student at Washington University in St. Louis, spent this summer working with researchers at the University of Georgia to develop a system for imaging blood flow using a technique known as laser speckle contrast imaging. One of the amazing students from across the U.S. in the UGA College of Engineering’s Nanotechnology and Biomedical REU program, Michelle says it’s incredibly fulfilling to have made so much progress in such a short amount of time.