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Fall Semester Wrap-Up

“Time flies when you’re having fun” – A very wise person December is upon us, and boy did it come fast.  I remember around this time last year, there was a period in which time could not have gone any … Continue reading

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Surviving October

The month of October was quite the experience. Halloween wasn’t even the scariest part of the month, the amount of logistical planning that went into our trips and projects were enough to get the blood flowing. Reflection of Barretos Trip … Continue reading

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Accumulating Travel Miles

Welcome to Grad School One of the most amazing and challenging aspects of GMI revolves around the program’s emphasis on condensing the medical device design process into a year’s program. I have gained significant insight into what the medical device … Continue reading

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Start of the Semester

In my brief glimpse of what a job in industry felt like, a recurring thought really put the upcoming semester into perspective. Although the responsibilities and great projects I worked on were fulfilling, I couldn’t help but miss the student … Continue reading

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Hasta Luego Costa Rica

And just like that, our short time in Costa Rica is over. Ten weeks ago, I had many reservations regarding my trip. I had never been away from home for such a long period of time (and in a different … Continue reading

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Week 10: The Mindset of Improvement

With only a few days left in our internship, this week not only revolved around the work that needed to be done for fast-approaching deadlines, but also proved important for establishing a smooth transition post-internship. However, being in such a … Continue reading

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Week 9: Pivotal Week

Back in the Groove I had a short week this week (due to an extended holiday weekend), and so we (Ryan and I) had to continue working on our projects without skipping a beat. For this week, we specified that … Continue reading

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Week 8: Full Steam Ahead

Reviewing Progress Our team made it a key point to review progress weekly, this ultimately ensures that we stay on target with our specific objectives. On Monday, I had presented the previous week’s work, detailing the research I had done. … Continue reading

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Week 7: Starting the Project

Project Initiation After having exposure to the processes of manufacturing, I felt as if I had a good understanding of how to implement certain improvements to product-line processes. With that, my supervisors felt comfortable in giving me definite tasks that … Continue reading

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Week 6: The Internship Begins

Preparation for Internship Our first phase in Costa Rica is officially over. I think it is a generally good practice to reflect on previous experiences and see how I can apply them going forward. We as a group have seen … Continue reading

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