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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

Nicole Yu

Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry and Chemistry

Senior
Boise, Idaho
Faculty mentor: Matthew Bernards, Chemical and Materials Engineering


Engineer Better Medicines

Nerve Tissue Engineering

Grand Challenge Pitch

I have traveled extensively around Asia and lived there for almost half of my life and seeing the disparity in medical care in Third World versus 1st World countries led me to pursue a career in which I could be a part of improving the current medicines or practices offered. I would like to take what I have learned about First World healthcare and apply practices to the Third World.

Nicole Yu
Nicole Yu

I have worked to build nerve guidance conduits using the polyampholyte polymers. My goal is to be able to present a poster or paper at the AICHE National Conference.

I volunteer in the Psychology’s Mind in Movement Laboratory to better understand how the role of thought in action may lead to novel treatments for movement disorders. I will complete a Pre-Health minor and Biochemistry second major.

I will attend five of the Idaho Entrepreneurs Speakers presentations. I want to do a process engineering co-op/internship at Simplot or Monsanto to understand large scale manufacturing and the logistics.

I will gain experience in the disparities of healthcare. I have completed over 200 hours by volunteering and shadowing doctors primarily in the Philippines and U.S. in ophthalmology, surgery, pediatrics, nephrology and gynecology.

I participated in two medical missions with Doctors without Borders in the Philippines. I plan to volunteer primarily in local hospitals. I also currently volunteer at Moscow Middle School. As president of the Pre-Medicine Club we volunteered at the local nursing homes.

Grand Challenge Focus Area

Engineer Better Medicines

Doctors have long known that people differ in susceptibility to disease and response to medicines. But, with little guidance for understanding and adjusting to individual differences, treatments have been standardized rather than individualized.

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