Major: Biomedical Engineering
Houston Scholars Project:
Functional and Practical Usage of Microprocessors and the Mechanics Applied to Robotics and Prosthetics
Advisor: Dr. Julius Marpaung
As a midfielder for the women’s soccer team at the University of Houston, Megan Goh is always on the move. In fact, Megan’s Houston Scholars project also focuses on movement, specifically on the movement of prosthesis. This summer, Megan will conduct research under the mentorship of Dr. Julius Marpaung in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Megan’s research project is two-fold. Initially, Megan will expand her knowledge of microprocessors and robotic mechanics through the development of simple robotic models. Megan will then proceed to build an electric prosthetic hand capable of completing a set of basic tasks.
Future Direction: Megan is a biomedical engineering student and would like to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of biomedical engineering upon graduation. Her proposed area of graduate study is in the field of neuroprosthesis development.