PARTICIPANT HIGHLIGHT – Grace Jeanpierre – 2017 PROGRAM

PARTICIPANT HIGHLIGHT – Grace Jeanpierre – 2017 PROGRAM

Our Nanotechnology and Biomedicine REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program attracted top students from across the U.S. to Athens this summer, including Grace Jeanpierre. Grace, a rising junior at San Jose State University, worked in Dr. Mable Fok’s lab where she helped refine a touch sensor for cardiac catheters. The next-generation device is designed to help physicians more accurately map the inside of a patient’s heart and more effectively treat problems such as irregular heartbeats. Grace plans to study bioengineering in graduate school and is especially interested in the nervous system and exploring connections between electrical engineering and medicine.