The URECA website regularly features students’ perspectives on research and/or creative activities. This month’s featured student is Ariel Yang, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering, who is a member of the Honors College and a participant in the eight-year BE Engineering Scholars for Medicine program.
Yang attended the national BMES Conference in Seattle, Washington, where she presented a poster and was honored with the 2013 Undergraduate Student Design and Research Award. A member of Clinton Rubin’s Musculoskeletal Research laboratory, she investigates the effect of low-intensity vibration on obesity under the direction of Ete Chan and Clinton Rubin.
Yang was one of 10 Stony Brook students selected for a pilot summer program administered by URECA, The Career Center and the Department of Technology and Society, entitled “Explorations in STEM,” a program funded by the SUNY Research Foundation that supports novice student researchers in STEM fields. This program included weekly enrichment seminars on topics ranging from STEM careers and professional development, to ethics and scientific presentation. The program culminated with a poster symposium in which Ariel presented her work, “Adolescent Obesity in Mice Leads to Transiently Compromised Bone Structure and Morphology.”
Yang was one of a handful of BME students selected for a Goddard Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship. She was also awarded a URECA travel grant to attend the BMES meeting in Seattle.