College of Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Yong Lin Kong (Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah)
Prior to knowing what research really was I had no idea how much it would mean to me now. I am so thankful for Dr. Kong and the members of the additive manufacturing lab that taught me the inner works of engineering research. My experience has taught me how to create my own hypothesis and follow through with experimentation. It has also taught me the importance of literature review and teamwork. Most importantly, it has taught me the virtue of patience as research can have its challenging bumps and not always go the way you expect it to go. I will be using this experience to help me as a future physician and hopefully get to conduct more research in the future.