This summer, the Steele Lab hosted undergraduate researcher, Amina El-Zatmah, from Santa Monica College. She finished up her 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) by presenting at the 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium with the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT).
Amina gave a podium and poster presentation titled “Take A Step: The Effects of Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation and Exoskeleton Use on Step Length for Children with Cerebral Palsy“.
Amina was supported through mentorship from Charlotte Caskey, Siddhi Shrivastav, Chet Moritz, and Kat Steele.
Way to go, Amina!
Four members of our lab – Kat, Elijah, Charlotte, & Mackenzie – attended ASB 2023 on August 8-11 in Knoxville, TN.
Elijah Kuska gave a podium presentation on “The effects of weakness, contracture, and altered control on walking energetics during crouch gait.”
Charlotte Caskey gave a poster presentation on “The effect of increased sensory feedback from neuromodulation and exoskeleton use on ankle co-contraction in children with cerebral palsy.”
Kat Steele co-hosted a workshop on “Writing a Successful NIH R01 Proposal.”
ASB 2024 will be hosted August 5-8, in Madison, WI.
Two lab members, Nicole Zaino and Mia Hoffman attended the annual Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Conference on July 24-26 in New Orleans, LA.
Big congratulations to Mia Hoffman for being selected as an awardee in the Student Scientific Paper Competition (SSPC).
Mia gave a podium presentation on “Exploring the World on Wheels: A Geospatial Comparison of Two Pediatric Mobility Devices”
Nicole was also selected to give an interactive poster presentation on “Quantifying Toddler Exploration in Seated and Standing Postures with Powered Mobility“. She also completed her time as the student board member for RESNA.
Way to go, Mia and Nicole!
Congratulations to Dr. Momona Yamagami on earning her Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering! Dr. Yamagami’s PhD thesis dissertation was titled Modeling and enhancing human-machine interaction for accessibility and health. Congratulations and best of luck as you move forward as a CREATE Postdoctoral Researcher.
Congratulations to Michael Rosenberg for being awarded the Komor New Investigator Award at the 2021 Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS) at ISB. This award is presented at each symposium to recognize the best paper by a new investigator. Way to go Michael!