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Sondos Qaoud, Undergraduate Student Researcher in Biomedical Engineering

B.Eng., Biomedical Electrical Engineering, Carleton University (ongoing)

Summer 2021 – I-CUREUS Undergraduate Student Researcher

Sondos completed her first year in the Biomedical Electrical Engineering program in 2021 and has wasted no time immersing herself in the research world. Sondos is currently learning more about optical microscopy and image analysis. Her project is focused on understanding changes happening inside arterial walls using Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy.

Life outside of work/studies:

Sondos enjoys many activities outside of work and studying. She loves puzzles and can often be found playing chess, where she is competing to be an international master, playing cards, solving Rubik’s cubes, playing monopoly and any other board game she can get her hands on. She is quite adventurous and has plans to skydive and bungee jump in the near future. Sondos loves travelling and learning all about the different cultures out there and wishes to visit as many countries as she possibly can! Sondos once spent a whole summer watching cooking competitions, so when at home, she believes she is Gordon Ramsay and enjoys cooking all types of food and, most importantly, eating delicious creations. She also has a huge obsession with criminal TV shows and wanted to become the next Sherlock Holmes before she fell in love with biology and physics.

Current position: 3rd year Biomedical Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student

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Hanna Bugler, 2021 I-CUREUS Undergraduate Student Researcher

B.Eng., Biomedical Electrical Engineering, Carleton University

Hanna is completing her Bachelor of (Biomedical Electrical) Engineering in 2021. She joined us in the Summer and has been working really hard to interpret microscopy images of collagen fibers from 3D bioprinted samples. She enjoys solving image processing ‘puzzles’ such as finding ways to define specific regions in images when the images present almost no patterns…

Life outside of work/studies:

Outside of work and studies, Hanna enjoys playing a variety of sports including hockey, basketball, and wakeboarding and spending time outdoors at the cottage. She also enjoys volunteering with Carleton University mentoring and teaching young girls about STEM.

Current position: Master student, University of Calgary

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Theresa (Tess) Forman, 2020 I-CUREUS Undergraduate Student Researcher

Tess joined the CUPIM lab in May 2020 as an undergraduate student researcher. She will be starting her third year in (biomedical) Mechanical Engineering and is very interested in learning more about image processing and 3D-bioprinting.

Life outside of work/studies:

Outside of working and studying, Tess plays baseball competitively as a pitcher on the Carleton men’s team and women’s Team Ontario. When she not playing, she likes coaching to share her passion for the game and encourage other girls to play!

Current position: CO-OP work

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Aidan Lochbiehler, Undergraduate Student Researcher in Biomedical Engineering

B.Eng., Biomedical Mechanical Engineering, Carleton University

Life outside of work/studies:

Current position: Master student, Carleton University