PEOPLE

High School Students

Rachelle A. Gomez-GuevaraRachelle A. Gomez-Guevara

Mentor: Diego Aguilar
Summer Internship 2019
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Rachelle Gomez-Guevara is a rising senior at School for Advanced Studies and has dedicated a good portion of time to interning at the Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory during the school year and summer. She has spent several hours learning to use Solid Works and Cura, two programs essential to the work done in the laboratory. Besides participating in the lab, Rachelle spends time in clubs and classes that help her further understand the work done in the lab. She is involved in Engineering club, Science National Honor Society, Medical Club, and National Honor Society. She has also taken AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB, Biology, and Human Anatomy. Rachelle plans to further her knowledge by taking a higher level of Chemistry, Human Growth & Development, Physics, and Principles of Biology. She hopes to pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering.

Miguel PerezMiguel Perez

Mentor: Anil Thota
Summer Internship 2019
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Miguel is a rising senior at Terra Environmental Research Institute. He was born in Mexico to both Cuban parents and came to the United States to pursue a better life style and better life opportunities. A member of the Biomedical Academy at TERRA, he thoroughly enjoys learning about the human body and its systems, as well as possible ways to help people. He hopes that armed with an eagerness to learn and an insatiable appetite for scientific knowledge, he will eventually become a doctor. Out of school, he partakes in activities such as mentoring students and helping them in the subject of Spanish, also, he is a keen Spanish and English writer and hopes to one day have some of his amateur works published. Being grateful for the opportunity in the lab, Miguel has set to himself the goal of learning the most that he can to a better his future.

Sierra StockerSierra Stocker

Mentor: Andres Pena
Summer Internship 2019
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Sierra is currently a junior in high school spending her summer at the Adaptive Neural Systems lab. She is conducting research with graduate student Andres Pena on using non-invasive electrical nerve stimulation to provide sensory feedback to prosthetic hand users. Sierra is very interested in prosthetic research due to its positive impact the lives of amputees. She plans to continue working with the investigators at Florida International University throughout the fall to stay involved and continue contributing to this research.

Gianni TipanGianni Tipan

Mentor: Anil Thota
Summer Internship 2019
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Gianni Tipan was born in Miami, Florida to a Hispanic family and is currently a rising junior at Mater Lakes Academy. In school, he is enrolled in a numerous amount of AP courses and is a dual enrollment student. By the end of his high school career, he is focused on obtaining an associate degree before his high school diploma. The classes he has taken throughout the years has led him to obtain interests in the biomedical engineering field and ultimately to do research as an intern. Moreover, inside of school he involved in clubs such as the Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Coding Club, Key Club, and National Honor Society and is currently the Vice President of the Science National Honor Society and Treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta. Gianni is also involved in volunteering at Memorial Hospital West in the lab and managing his school's college information website. He also enjoys tutoring middle schoolers through means of Scratch.