Elijah Kuska

Elijah in a teal hockey jersey and black rectangular glasses smiles in front of a bright orange sunset.

Elijah in a teal hockey jersey and black rectangular glasses smiles in front of a bright orange sunset.

EDUCATION

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Human Movement Biomechanics – University of Dayton

MS, Mechanical Engineering – University of Dayton


RESEARCH INTEREST

Elijah is interested in computational biomechanics with a focus on modeling and simulation of pathological gait. He hopes his research lends insight to better understand and treat individuals with neuromuscular disorders affecting mobility. He is currently investigating muscular deficiencies and their effect on muscle synergies.


HOBBIES

Hockey, Friends, Food, Hockey again, Biking, Rowing, Skiing, Hiking, Relaxing, Breweries, Oxford Commas, and Hockey.

Charlotte Caskey

Charlotte wearing brown glasses in a blue shirt and gray scarf smiling in front of a green bush..

Charlotte wearing brown glasses in a blue shirt and gray scarf smiling in front of a green bush..

EDUCATION

BS, Biomedical Engineering, Concentration: Biomechanics, Minor: Ethics – North Carolina State University


RESEARCH INTEREST

Charlotte is interested in using rehabilitation biomechanics to improve the quality of life of people with limited mobility. She is currently researching the application of spinal stimulation to improve physical therapy outcomes in children with cerebral palsy.


HOBBIES

Painting, learning ukulele, rock climbing, and hiking

Megan (Auger) Ebers

Megan smiles at the camera in front of a green leaf background. She has brown, curly hair (shoulder length) and wears a blue and white polka dot blouse.

Megan smiles at the camera in front of a green leaf background. She has brown, curly hair (shoulder length) and wears a blue and white polka dot blouse.EDUCATION

BS in Mechanical Engineering, minor in Biomechanical Engineering – Colorado School of Mines


RESEARCH INTEREST

Megan is interested in using data-driven approaches to predict changes in movement after brain injury. She is currently investigating if discrepancy modeling with data-driven approaches enable more accurate dynamic solutions of bipedal locomotion with both impaired and unimpaired control.


 HOBBIES

Hiking mountains, Rock climbing, Trail running, Snowboarding

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Nicole Zaino

Nicole Zaino (wearing glasses) poses on campus

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, Nicole Zaino (wearing glasses) poses on campus

EDUCATION

BS, Mechanical Engineering, minor in Biomedical Engineering – Clarkson University


RESEARCH INTEREST

Nicole is interested in rehabilitation biomechanics, treatments, and technology. She is currently investigating energy consumption in individuals with cerebral palsy.


 HOBBIES

Hiking, Skiing, Baking, Drawing

Momona Yamagami

Momona Yamagami stands in front of a cherry blossom tree at the "Quad" on the University of Washington campus. She has short black hair and is wearing a navy blue sweater.

Momona Yamagami stands in front of a cherry blossom tree at the "Quad" on the University of Washington campus. She has short black hair and is wearing a navy blue sweater.EDUCATION

BS, Bioengineering, minor in Global health technologies – Rice University
Graduate student in Electrical Engineering, UW

RESEARCH INTEREST

Momona is interested in how individuals of all abilities interact with machines. She is working on applying control theory to human-in-the-loop systems to understand how humans learn to control different dynamical systems and to quantify human learning for clinical diagnosis.


 HOBBIES

Dancing, going to cafes, hiking