Another semester has started here at the University of Utah, with all the fun and work college brings. I'm delving into richer bioengineering coursework, including a physiology course with a focus on neural engineering. I'm continuing with my involvement in SWE, working to bring STEM education to girls and women.
I also got a grant to work on a research project in the lab I worked in during the spring. I will be studying a latent form of antithrombin that is proposed to have anti-angiogenic properties. These properties could be exploited to treat many diseases, including tumors, which would definitely be a good thing! I'll write a post specifically about my research a little later this month, which brings me to by next point:
As you all know (or at least I hope you do), September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. As I did last year, I will be 'celebrating' by raising awareness in every way that I can. I will be posting daily about different facets of childhood cancer, raising awareness and educating on the realities of childhood cancer. Lizi will be writing a column about childhood cancer for the Utah Daily Chronicle, which I will post the link to as soon as it's published! I hope you'll help me turn the world gold as we become aware of childhood cancer.