Student Research Celebrated at Summer Intern Symposium-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Student Research Celebrated at Summer Intern Symposium

On Thursday, July 28, QoLT participants attended a full afternoon of festivities celebrating the contributions of over 40 students taking part in the QoLT REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), ASPIRE (American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering), ELeVATE (Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering), and TIPeD (Technology Innovation for People with Disabilities) summer internship programs.

Chris Harrison provided a keynote speech on “Interacting with Small Devices in Big Ways” followed by seven student presentations, among them:

  • Best QoLT REU Presentation, Adam Rule (mentored by Jodi Forlizzi) -  “Multi-User Multi-Robot Control;" and,
  • Best QoLT REU Paper, Miriam Robinson (mentored by Reid Simmons) - “Cluster Analysis for a Context-Aware Device."

Additional award winners included Nathan Bastien, Nicolette Maroulis, Matthew Johnson, Claire Hoelmer, Kira Eckstein, Jonathan Valz, Natasha Levin and Jen Sung. QoLT graduate students entertained the crowd with a heated elevator pitch competition; and the event closed with a student poster session.

Learn how you can get involved in next year's internship programs in our Education & Outreach section.