Entrepreneurship Quest: Undergraduate Internship Program (EQUIP)
Reece Guyon had grown, studied, worked and lived in England, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Germany before he entered UC Davis. He is majoring in chemical engineering and expects to receive his B.S. in June 2020.
Sana Karimi is a UC Davis undergraduate in the College of Letters and Science pursuing a B.A. in sociology and a minor in community regional development. She works at a research lab on campus that studies the effect classroom environments have on students with autism. “My research experience and interest in education has sparked my desire to improve and expand the type of subjects taught to students,” she says. “As an avid learner in all areas of personal development, I hope to bring this field of study into the education system.”
Johann Prambs graduates this month with his B.S. in biomedical engineering. He says he has been molded by his work as a project manager and coordinator at the American Heart Association and his education in biomedical engineering.
Munirah Talib-Din is a UC Davis undergraduate student majoring in economics and minoring in African American and African studies. She is a senior lead supervisor at the Testing Services Center on campus, where she enjoys managing various projects as well as creating a welcoming environment for students and faculty. Talib-Din is interested in poetry, music, fashion, art and travel, and has an appreciation for the work of Botticelli, Bernini, Vermeer and other artists.
Allisa Tran just graduated with a B.S. in biotechnology with a bioinformatics emphasis. She plans to use her interdisciplinary interests in biology and computer science to work in the biopharmaceutical industry and address unmet medical needs with unique technical solutions.
Shail Trivedi is a third-year mechanical engineering student who hopes to work with mechatronics/robotic systems or mechanical design of devices. “I love to learn,” he says, “and I find myself curious to learn more about the types of roles mechanical engineers play in today’s world and where I can best find my fit.”
Andy (Che-An) Wu is a second-year computer science major whose career goal is to become a tech-entrepreneur and make a huge difference in this world. He is always looking for opportunities to become a better programmer and to make connections with other passionate individuals. Wu’s interests include software engineering, app development and artificial intelligence.
Sorbit Succeeds in Little Bang! Poster Competition
Innovation: A diaper made entirely out of bacteria cellulose grown on citrus ag-waste
Note: Economics and design double-major undergraduate Julie Xu wrote this blog about team Sorbit’s entrepreneurial experiences in 2018. Sorbit won a $250 competition award and a 500 Venture Well / TEAM BioInnovation award in the November 2018 Little Bang! Poster Competition: Session 1. Xu is also a 2018/19 EQUIP scholar.
In 1998 the EPA estimated that diapers contribute to 3.4 million tons of landfill waste every year.