Author Archives: Erica

Final Thoughts

I chose the GMI program because of its unique focus on the design of medical devices for a global market. I expected a lot of new experiences and opportunities to learn, and the past year has far exceeded these expectations. … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Experience

Last weekend, I was able to take a short trip back to Costa Rica with Michael and Dr. Richardson. As Michael explained in his post, the goal of this trip was to meet with potential end users of our DialOasis … Continue reading

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More Travel and Exciting Speakers

The second semester of GMI has been moving by quickly and we’ve been making a lot of progress on our projects. Recently the focus has been on our team design project, working to improve peritoneal dialysis in Costa Rica. Michael, … Continue reading

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Projects and Progress!

This semester is off to a great start! We’re completing our third Sprint (See Jeannette and Michael’s most recent posts for an explanation!) and have accomplished a lot with each one so far. First we worked on TruVent, the bag … Continue reading

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One Semester Down!

The fall semester has come to an end! Last week consisted of a final problem set, a take-home exam, and two presentations, and I’m now finished with my first semester of graduate school. I’d like to give a quick overview … Continue reading

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Juggling Projects

With only two and a half weeks left of classes, we are very close to being done with the fall semester! There is still much to be done in the coming weeks, but we have all accomplished a lot on … Continue reading

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Halfway through fall semester!

We are now over halfway through the first semester of GMI! It’s flying by, but I’m proud of all that we’ve accomplished so far. My implementation project, a pulse oximeter for minimally invasive fetal surgeries, has been keeping me busy. … Continue reading

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Staying busy with GMI

As the fourth week of classes comes to an end, Houston and Rice are really starting to feel like home. I’ve been trying my best to explore around the area where I’m living and the rest of Houston in any … Continue reading

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Week 10: Final Thoughts

We just landed in Houston and with that, my summer in Costa Rica has come to a close. These two and a half months have been full of new experiences, challenges, and accomplishments. I began this summer with only a … Continue reading

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Week 9: Internship Accomplishments

As week 7 of 8 at Boston Scientific comes to a close, I want to reflect on my accomplishments at my internship this summer. During my first internship at a medical device company, I was able to see many aspects … Continue reading

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