Aaron Silva

Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2017 - Spring 2018

Current Position: Graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University starting Fall 2020 (2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winner)

Lab Position: Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2017 - Spring 2018 (Honors Research Practicum)) 

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​Aaron is an undergraduate student in the Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Iowa. His research activities involve developing a silicon nanowire based biosensor for cancer detection.

Past experience: Aaron was an intern for Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center at the Rock Island Arsenal which is a program under the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command. There he provided testing support for Urban Operations Squad Program and witnessed M295/M100 testing in support of TACOM Shelf Life Extension and Extended Shelf Life Study.

Honors and awards: DAAD Research Fellow at University of Hamburg (Summer 2019), Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Award (2019), 2018 Outstanding Student Researcher Award, DAAD RISE fellowship (Summer 2018 (Freiburg University), Summer 2019 (University of Hamburg)), University of Iowa President's List (2017-2018), University of Iowa College of Engineering Dean's List (2017-2018), Iowa Scholars Award (2016), University of Iowa Advantage Award (2016), Principal Financial Group Freshman Award (2017), Engineering at Iowa Scholars Award (2016)

Undergraduate Education: University of Iowa (Major: Biomedical Engineering)

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