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Houston Scholar: Megan Goh

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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.

About Houston Scholars

Supported by the Provost's Office and the Honors College, the Houston Scholars program is designed to bolster students’ academic and professional goals through faculty mentoring, research proposal development, and a semester discussion series led by University of Houston faculty from across the campus. Houston Scholars will also learn about national and international award opportunities, and receive assistance in developing applications for competitive programs.

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