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LSAMP REU: Students

Brayan Vazquez

Brayan Vazquez

Major: Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in STEM education.
Year: Fourth year
LSAMP REU project: Stem Cell Biomedical Engineering Research.
Faculty: Dr. Gunez Uzer
Why did you choose to apply to the LSAMP REU? The reason why I applied was to pursue my interest in the biomedical field. I get to experience the different lab practices associated with this field and to understand  how stem cells work, especially how adipogenesis of stem cells play an important role in a cell’s development.
How has LSAMP motivated you to be the student you are today? LSAMP has shown me to take advantage of the different resources the program gets to offer. This LSAMP REU opportunity, lets me expand my academic understatement of my major and how I can potentially apply it to the real world. 


Amanda White

Amanda White

Major: Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Japanese Studies.
Year: Third year
LSAMP REU project: Strain Gauge for Material Science Engineering
Faculty: Dr. Lizandra Godwin
Why did you choose to apply to the LSAMP REU? I have never participated in any kind of research before, so I decided to try it out and see if I enjoy it. LSAMP does offer a very good summer REU and I thought it was a good opportunity to apply. This also lets me connect with faculty at Boise State.
How has LSAMP motivated you to be the student you are today? I really like what LSAMP is and how it tries to promote opportunities for different students of different ethnicity and backgrounds. They provide a lot of opportunities like conferences, summer REU, and events that lets you meet with people from different companies- One example would be Idaho National Laboratory (INL). LSAMP is really great because they do a lot for the students so they can learn more.