The Kenan Fellow/Mentor partnership was a great experience. During my Kenan Fellows, I had the opportunity to work with a variety of mentors that helped me understand brainstorming techniques, the engineering design process, and research.
Throughout the program I had a variety of “ah-ha” moments. I think my biggest moment was during the brainstorming session of our wearable device product. As a math and business major, I had never had the opportunity to brainstorm a product I wanted to build from scratch. Learning different techniques from Dr. Jurr and Dr. Veety really helped me understand the process and time needed choose a product.
After the fellowship I do not see a future working with Dr. Jurr and Dr. Veety. My area of expertise is not in engineering or textiles.