Congratulations to Nikhil Rajulapati for successfully completing the Student Science Training Program!

Congratulations to Nikhil, who worked in the Brain Mapping Lab over the summer, for successfully completing and presenting his project to his peers. Nikhil is a high school student at Trinity Preparatory School in Orlando, FL, who is interested in an engineering degree prior to attending medical school. For his project, Nikhil collected and analyzed EMG data and used his findings to develop a lego tank that could be controlled wirelessly based on muscle contractions of the controller.

The UF Student Science Training Program (SSTP) is a seven week residential research program for high school students who have completed their junior year and are considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his or her research team. Students engage in the ongoing research of the faculty-mentor for 30 hours each week, attend a lecture series on current research topics, and participate in a UF honors seminar class.

We thank Nikhil for his hard work and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!