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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: engr-sss@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: cmmorrison@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

Gabryel Conley Natividad

Biological Engineering and Computer Engineering

Sophomore
Moscow, Idaho
Faculty mentor: Bryn Martin, Biological Engineering


Reverse Engineer the Brain

Hydrodynamic Simulator of the Intracranial Cerebrospinal Fluid

Grand Challenge Pitch

I am working to recreate the Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) space inside the brain and develop a virtual model that will accurately represent the intracranial anatomy. I will create a physical model that will be attached to a SLA printed spine to research the intracranial CSF fluid characteristics. The project, as an entirety, will yield a working model of the CSF system. The project, as an entirety, will yield a working model of the CSF system and will allow for an array of future research projects. I hope to continue researching the Central Nervous System throughout my life particularly, bridging the gap between humans and machines.

Gabryel Conley Natividad
Gabryel Conley Natividad

I am involved in research that focuses on researching the characteristics of the human Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) system by developing a physical 3-D model of the system as well as the associated machines necessary to mimic the functions of the system.

I will earn three credits in the Honors College by completing the class Dancing Hands, Drumming Feet. The class explores the effects of historical events that drive musical rhythms in different cultures around the world.

I will complete Business 415 – New Venture Creation. This will help me understand the process of creating and running a business which will allow me to make more informed decisions throughout my career.

I plan to participate in a yearlong project with the Humanitarian Engineering Corps. I have earned 8 credits of Spanish through my high school AP Spanish.

During my junior/senior year I will tutor 2nd - 5th graders at Moscow’s McDonald Elementary school in math, science, and Spanish. I will host open tutoring sessions that will last between one and two hours at least twice a week.

Grand Challenge Focus Area

Reverse Engineer the Brain

For decades, some of engineering’s best minds have focused their thinking skills on how to create thinking machines — computers capable of emulating human intelligence.

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: engr-sss@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: cmmorrison@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