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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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Week 5: Implementing and Implants

The Importance of Implementation With the Medical Device Industry gravitating towards innovation, optimization and branching out into emerging markets, it is essential as engineers to understand the implementation of a product. We often get caught up in the R&D aspect … Continue reading

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Week 4: Building the ‘Cuartito’ with Invenio

The Need The peritoneal dialysis patients at the Hospital in Libería were eagerly awaiting their cuartito (which translates to little room). You can’t blame them for their excitement either. These patients wait in a small room with two rows of … Continue reading

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Guanacaste!

Monday This past Monday, our cohort was able to finish up our short course presentations. I could only imagine the stress of students who were uncomfortable speaking in English doing so in front of family, friends and professionals. I can … Continue reading

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