Author Archives: Callie

There and Back Again: A Student’s Tale

It was surreal to be back in Costa Rica at the end of September. Tasha, Abby, Siri, Dr. Richardson, and I visited Guanacaste for four short days and it was like traveling back in time to last summer. Many memories … Continue reading

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Starting School

After returning from Costa Rica, I didn’t know exactly what to expect for this semester. Would it feel like undergraduate, just different classes? What was Rice like? How would my project go? I had so many questions, only time and … Continue reading

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Life Changing Summer

I am without words to describe our experience in Costa Rica. The few that come to mind are inadequate: awesome, enlightening, mind-blown, challenging, growth-filled, unique, life changing. I’m going to describe it through pictures as best as I can:   … Continue reading

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Still Learning Lots

With one week left at Boston, I am trying to tie up loose ends and complete my work. My two technical reports for the coating project are still in limbo awaiting approval; I am hoping that this will occur on … Continue reading

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Creating the Dream Job

Another week has flown by, it’s crazy to think that we have less than two weeks left here in Costa Rica. This past week was quite busy for me between wrapping up one project, starting another one, learning about career … Continue reading

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Continual Learning

Wow! We are half-way through our internship, the time is flying! This week, I was able to work more on my project and made some significant progress, so that made the week go by even faster than normal. Aside from … Continue reading

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Toeing the Line (of Manufacturing)

I had a busy week at Boston, full of learning, training, and projects. I got to tour the manufacturing line of a device that I am working on, watch a live-video heart procedure, and get excited about packaging engineering. It … Continue reading

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Wonderful Week One at Boston Scientific

My first week working at Boston Scientific was awesome! My coworkers are extremely friendly and willing to help me with anything. My boss, JC, is very organized and willing to work with me on my goals for this summer; he … Continue reading

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Design for Manufacture

This week, Dr. Richardson led us in another short course. He employed the model of learn-by-doing as we created a presentation every afternoon regarding our product and incorporating what we had learned in the morning. We were in groups with … Continue reading

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DialOasis Coming to Life

This week we’ve been “sprinting” to the finish line with our DialOasis project. A “sprint” is a five-day push to design and create a prototype of a solution. The goal of a sprint is customer feedback on the last day. … Continue reading

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