Biomedical Engineering

During this meeting, our members had the chance to meet Michelle Mellenthin, a Biomedical Engineer and and Post-Doctorate Researcher at CU Denver’s Smith Lab. The group learned how to spot diseased cells in mice and to fold their own origami microscope to observe various samples from the lab. Michelle spoke about her background and current plans in biomedical engineering. It ranged from her volunteer project done in a developing country to create a filtering system for a village's river to innovating pieces that aid in surgical processes, specifically airway surgeries in her case. The participants appreciated Michelle’s talking about intersections between jobs, about how people see Engineers as math and physics people, but that is interconnected to other fields, such as medicine.