Sophia Sneddon is a current Berkeley MEng candidate studying Bioengineering. Here, she shares her aspirations to become an attorney, her passion for inclusivity, and her love for biking.
2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Cecil Chikezie
Cecil Chikezie, current Master of Engineering student in BioE, received a 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholarship, which supports future leaders in Africa. In this article, MEng student and scholarship recipient, Cecil Chikezie, speaks about what it means to be a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and his long term bio-engineering goals of supporting the financial stability and respiratory health of Kenyan communities.
Project Profile: Evaluation of Novel, Less-Invasive Hip Implants
BioE and Materials Science MEng capstone students used Finite Element Analysis to determine if less-invasive hip implants will be superior in reducing stress shielding and preventing unnecessary bone loss while maintaining functionality.
Feature: Ricardo Juarez Martinez, MEng ’21
Ricardo Juarez Martinez, current MEng candidate studying Bioengineering with a focus on Biomaterials and Medical Device Design, shares his vision for innovation and inclusivity in the medical device space.
Diego Espinoza wins the Fung Institute Mission Award
Congratulations to BioE MEng student Diego Espinoza, winner of the 2021 Fung Institute Mission Award for his capstone project, “MEDiRoller: Revolutionizing Low-Cost Vaccine and Drug Delivery in Low-Resource Communities.” The award goes to the team best exemplifying the mission of the institute: Creating inclusive leaders who solve the world’s problems through innovation, technology, and collaboration across boundaries.
Omokhowa Agbojo wins Technical Leadership Capstone Award
Congratulations to BioE MEng student Omokhowa Agbojo who received the 2021 Fung Institute Technical Leadership Capstone Award for his project, “Harnessing Life Cycle Assessment as a Decision-Making Tool for Environmentally Conscious Design of Cell Therapy Manufacturing Processes.”
Project Profile: A Novel Implant for Regulating Excessive Eye Pressure in Glaucoma Patients
This MEng capstone team of bioengineering and mechanical engineering students has designed the I-OPener Tube Shunt, a low-cost patient-specific device which accurately regulates intraocular pressure (IOP) using two degradable blockers encased within a microfluidic chamber to improve the failure rate of tube shunt surgery for glaucoma patients.
Feature: Khowa Agbojo, MEng ’21
BioE MEng student Khowa Agbojo talks about her career transition into bioengineering and desire to create opportunities for people in the developing world.
Project Profile: Precision Freezing 3D Bioprinter for Large Scale Tissue Engineering
An MEng capstone team of bioengineers and mechanical engineers designed a level-controlled cooling bath to precisely freeze biomaterials as they are printed, providing the bioink with the structural integrity needed to support larger structures and ensuring living cellular material is preserved.