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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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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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Sprint Out the Gate!

A new semester! And probably the last semester I will have (of school) for some time. It’s an exciting prospect. The winter break was good, both for catching up with the hobbies I can’t really do in Houston (climbing, snowboarding, … 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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