A rising senior, Vira Oleksyuk decided to spend her summer engaging in two undergraduate research programs at Temple University. Vira is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) with a Bioelectrical Engineering concentration. Not long after she started the program, she began working with Dr. Chang-Hee Won, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the Control, Sensor, Network, and Perception Laboratory, which focuses on sensors and control theory with applications in biomedical engineering and aerospace engineering.
This summer, Vira is participating in both Temple University’s Diamond Research Scholars Program and the College of Engineering’s Undergraduate Research Program. As part of the Diamond Research Scholars Program, students must dedicate ten weeks to developing their research project and attend a two-day Undergraduate Research Institute. The title of Vira’s project for the Diamond Research Scholar’s program is “Tactile and Spectral Sensor for Lesion Identification.” An abstract for this project can be found here. For the College of Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research program, students work with a faculty mentor in his or lab working focused on a research topic. Vira is providing laboratory support to Dr. Won and graduate students who are developing new imaging techniques that will be used for the detection of tumors in breast tissue. In addition to invaluable research experience, Vira also receives a stipend for participation in both programs. Vira plans to apply for a program of graduate study in Electrical Engineering at Temple University in order to continue her studies and research in this area.