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Going for Gold

With all the Olympic hype, it’s tempting to watch the competitions all day and never do any work. But we, ourselves, are going for our own version of gold: meeting our end of semester project goals. For DialOasis, that means … Continue reading

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Five months and reluctantly counting

We are now more than halfway through the GMI program! Both happy and sad feelings come to mind at the thought that we will be graduating in less than 5 months. Happy that we will be ready to take on … Continue reading

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Semester’s End

The end of the semester is always a roller coaster, and this one has been no exception. I’ve been incredibly busy with wrapping up projects and classes and making sure that I’m hitting the goals I put forward earlier in … Continue reading

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Summing Up the Semester

Since I’m an engineer here (and maybe you are, too), let’s do a little math to find the equation that sums up my GMI experience thus far. Don’t worry, if you are not an engineer I will not make it … Continue reading

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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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Reflections

Final GMI Blog It’s been almost eleven months since I came to Houston and started the GMI program. It’s been challenging, rewarding, and an experience I’ll never forget. I’ve learned and grown both as a person and as an engineer … 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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Brazil Trip

Semester Blog Seven Alright! Sorry for the delay, the last three weeks have been a whirlwind of travel between Brazil and vacation and getting ready for jobs after graduation. Two weeks ago, I went to Brazil to test my device, … 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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HULK (Teledermatology Update)

Guess what?! I finally, FINALLY, have a working prototype for the Dermatology project in Barretos. It’s got crappy low quality 3d print ridges, it’s held together by duct tape and white foam, and its bright green (I’ve so dubbed it … Continue reading

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