Undergraduate Students

Niko

Nikolas Di Caprio

Current: Majoring in Bioengineering (Neuroengineering concentration)

From: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

About Me: In my free time, I enjoy freestyle skiing, playing golf, and socializing with friends and family.

Favorite Fun Fat Fact: Even though society portrays fat as a negative aspect, our body needs fatty acids to sustain a healthy diet, most of which can only be derived from food.

Jennifer Hammel

Current: Majoring in Bioengineering, Pre-Med

From: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

About Me: I enjoy hiking, exploring the city, and reading.

Favorite Fun Fat Fact: The number of fat cells in one human body is greater than the number of people on Earth!

Eleanor Caston

Current: Majoring in Bioengineering (Biomaterials Concentration)

From: Westchester, NY

About Me: My favorite activities include playing soccer, hanging out with my friends, family and dog, and going to the beach!

Favorite Fun Fat Fact: Seven out of ten cells in fat tissue aren’t fat cells. One gram of fat tissue only contains about 1-2 million adipocytes (fat cells) but had 4-6 million stromal vascular cells (a mix of cells, including endothelial cells, fibroblasts and immune cells, etc).

Alexandra Abruzzo

Current: Majoring in Bioengineering, Pre-Med

Background: From Hershey, PA

About Me: I love coffee, running, and hanging out with my friends. 

Favorite Fun Fat Fact: It takes about 4 million fat cells to store the energy equivalent of a Tic Tac!

Kyle Schwab

Current: Majoring in Bioengineering (Bioinstrumentation Concentration)

From: Plymouth Meeting, PA

About Me: I enjoy biking and eating foods that I’ve never had before. I also like to build projects involving microcontrollers!

Favorite Fun Fat Fact: The number of fat cells (adipocytes) present in the human body is set during adolescence and remains constant during adulthood. These adipocytes can swell when we take in energy (from food) and shrink when we are in a caloric deficit!

Summer 2018 Students

Alice Bobovich

Current: Majoring in Biomedical Engineering (University of Southern California)

From: Jamison, Pennsylvania

About Me: I love swimming, journaling, and traveling.

Joseph Urban

Current: Majoring in Biomedical Engineering (Brown University)
From: North Wales, Pennsylvania
About me: In my free time I enjoy playing guitar and playing soccer.
Favorite Fun Fat Fact: Fat tissue not only stores energy from food, but also functions as a useful padding to protect organs such as the eyes and kidneys.

Former Students

Jimmy Dawood (Undergrad Student)

Anthony Nassier Boyce Davis (Undergrad Student)


Casey Hobel (Senior Design, 2016-17)

Nasir Holliday (Senior Design, 2016-17)

Charles Silva (Senior Design, 2016-17)