Claire (she/her/hers) is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in mathematics. She is on the e-board for STEMTalk Magazine and the Society of Women Engineers. She is also a part of Engineering House and serves on the learning community council as an FYE mentor and recruitment committee member.
Claire first became involved in research her sophomore year with Dr. Anna Tarakanova’s research group, where she works on characterizing the self-assembly of metabolites in the body through analysis of simulations and construction of molecular models. She is also a part of the family brain program study at the NIDL lab with Dr. Roeland Hancock where she administers neuropsychological assessments to families to test the effects of environmental and genetic factors on cognitive development skills including language, math, and reading comprehension.
If you have any questions/concerns about getting started in research, how to choose what research to be a part of, or even what STEM research looks like at UConn please reach out to her, she would love to hear from you!
Student Research Blog Posts by Claire:
- My First Research Experience: Being Open to the Unexpected
- Similarities and Differences in My Research Experiences