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Internship Profile: Brandon Parks, BSBMEE ’17 (UM Biomedical Engineering Neural Interfaces Lab)

Name: Brandon Parks
Class: 2017
Hometown: Bakersfield, California
Concentrations: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Concentration
Internship location: University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering

How did you find this internship?
I learned about my internship through my advisory, Dr. Abhishek Prasad, as he had an opening in his Neural Interfaces Lab.

Describe your internship.
We are looking into the utilization of electrocorticography (ECoG) signals in prosthetics research.

What did you learn at CoE that has helped you at your summer internship?
I took several signal processing courses and programming courses that have proven invaluable at this research position.

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned at this program?
The most valuable lesson I have learned is to always be ready to learn more. There is always something more to read, to study and to understand.

Why has this been a good experience for you?
I have been able to see how a research lab is run from the inside, and I have learned how to work as part of a team to reach a common goal.

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