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U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: npreece@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Tendon Tissue Team: Abby Raveling

With ambitions of becoming a pediatric physical therapist, Abby Raveling began her career at the University of Idaho pursuing a double major in child development and exercise science.

Uncertain about the three-year commitment to physical therapy school required to become board certified, Raveling decided to secure a back-up plan.

“Part of me thought that if I didn’t want to go to PT school, my options were limited to being a preschool teacher or athletic trainer, and I didn’t really want to do either of those things,” she said. “So I thought, what is something I would want to do if I don’t end up going to PT school?”

Abby Raveling
Abby Raveling

Motivated by math and science, Raveling turned toward biological engineering. And if she does pursue a physical therapy program, she’s confident the degree will help prepare her.

“I’d mostly like to do clinical work, but I’d also like to collaborate with people who are developing rehabilitative equipment and maybe get involved in doing some research projects,” she said. “I’m hoping that doing this project will help prepare me for that.”

A member of U of I’s Honors Program, Raveling was encouraged to pursue research opportunities as an undergraduate. Ultimately, the Hamilton, Mont., native would like to work with kids with disabilities.

“A lot of kids with cerebral palsy or spina bifida don’t get as much opportunity to have that mechanical stimulation to their tendons or muscles,” Raveling said. “So I’m curious whether that affects the tendon strength or tendon and muscle development. I think this research has indirect application. It’ll be something to think about when I’m a therapist — how can we help these things develop.”

Article by Kate Keenan, College of Engineering

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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: npreece@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach