RSL hosted fourteen undergrads in the Summer of 2019.  Students reported to designated labs 40 hours per week for the 10-week Summer session.   A weekly schedule of introductory lectures, lunches with faculty, and skill building workshops provided insight into imaging technologies and graduate studies. The session culminated with each student presenting a 5- minute "power pitch" of their project as well as a poster at the end-of-term poster /lunch celebration attended by all RSL.

While the majority of this year's cohort were Stanford students, RSL was pleased to welcome highly qualified and diverse students from the University of Chicago, Santa Clara University, UC Santa Barbara,  Vanderbilt, and Earl Warren College. (NOTE: non-Stanford Students must have completed two years of college to participate in the program)

2019 Participants: Joanna Langner, Funmi Solano, Elizabeth Nguyen, Bennett Lewis, Taghi Rostami, Tabitha Bandy-Vizcaino, Samantha Koire, Halston Sandford (BioE), Derrick Nguyen, Yurim Lee, Jessica Tseng, Joseph Tran, Sonya Gupta, and Carolyn Akers

Comments from our intern researchers:

"In the wake of this research experience, I have become interested in research and deep learning and will pursue a PhD degree in order to expand my knowledge and hopefully one day contribute to the filed"

"I learned a lot about how to write a manuscript for publication and scientific communication. I also learned about other radiology topics that I previously had not been exposed to."

"I have learned to use Solidworks, Meshmixer, an Ultimaker printer. I practiced my Matlab skills. I learned about fluid dynamics and the importance of in vitro modeling and CFD for pathology analysis. I learned about what is unknown and what are the big questions for aortic dissection pathology."

"The research experience I received from the program has given me skills I can carry on to any neurology focused project I work on. Learning to use coding tools and analysis pipelines has helped me obtain a scientific approach to methodology. I feel as though I can now pose questions and come up with a way to answer them."

"It helped me learn more about the field and determine what I want to potentially do in the future. I gained speaking and presenting skills as well as know more about the field."

"In addition to developing coding skills, I built a better framework of how to think about answering a research question and interpreting data."

Undergraduate Research Projects Summer 2019