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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

Jacquelin Martinez-Alvarez

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Sophomore
Milton Freewater, Oregon
Faculty mentor: Matthew Bernards, Chemical and Materials Engineering


Reverse Engineer the Brain

Breaking Through Barriers

Grand Challenge Pitch

I am extremely motivated by my desire to lend a hand to those in need. Many members of the community I grew-up in do not have access to affordable medicine, healthcare, food, housing, electricity, or even water. I am in the Grand Challenge Scholars program to help tackle those problems. Using funds I received from the 2016 pitch event, I have been successful in creating nanoscale fibers. I am currently testing the solubility and stability of them. Next I will test its protein conjugation abilities, cell adhesion and drug release.

Jacquelin Martinez-Alvarez
Jacquelin Martinez Alvarez

For the past year I have been working to create a nonfouling material made from polyampholyte polymers. The goal of making this material is to make nanoscale fibers to make a drug delivery patch for drug delivery through the Blood-Brain-Barrier.

I have completed courses in humanities, social sciences and business beyond the General Education courses already required for graduation. All together I have completed a total of 20,006 interdisciplinary credits.

I will attend five of the Idaho Entrepreneurs Speaker presentations. I will note what I learn and my experience. I will apply the lessons I learn from the presentations to any future ventures.

I plan to travel abroad for two+ weeks on a U of I sponsored learning trip during winter of 2019 to Nicaragua, Ecuador or Uruguay.

I have created an outreach program at Moscow HS using funds, I received from the 2016 event. I purchased an Emotiv Epoc+ headset. I have paired the headset with students, who have been able to control a virtual box with their mind. I plan on using the headset to record EEG data to design mathematical models for brain-computer-interface.

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