I joined a research group to foster my passion for prosthetics.
My lightbulb moment was during my freshman year of undergraduate studies, in which I was required to take a short workshop on spatial visualization. At the beginning of the course, the professor explained what they did for a living outside of teaching: research on prosthetic devices. At first, I wasn't very interested.
It wasn’t until I thought more in-depth about the subject that I realized just how interesting the topic was for me. At the end of the workshop, I asked the professor if they had any time to talk about their work and whether they could recommend any resources to broaden my knowledge on the topic. Later, I joined a research group to foster my passion for prosthetics.
Christina Chase-Markopoulou partnered with Dr. Jacob Segil in the Engineering Plus Program in Summer 2019 to research soft actuators and prosthetic devices.