Cohort Two

Graham Collins graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering. His interests include assistive devices, medical instrumentation, robotics, monitoring and the brain-machine interface. He has a special interest in working with individuals with disabilities as well as underserved populations. Graham aims to develop his skills as a productive researcher and to be part of an innovative program that makes tangible steps in improving healthcare and quality of life.



Elaida Dimwamwa obtained a BSE in Bioengineering and a MSE in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys designing and building mechatronic systems and is fascinated by the brain. She hopes to merge those interests to develop practical and affordable neural prostheses for patients with paralysis. She aspires to be a professor and is passionate about empowering the next generation of diverse, skilled and committed engineers. Her two favorite pastimes are traveling and eating.



Elizabeth Fox received her B.S. from the University of Rochester in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science.  She is interested in studying problems in mobility and motion controls, specifically related to robotic limbs.  In her free time, she enjoys working in the machine shop, bicycling and hiking.  Her goals are to work in research and development in the robotics industry helping produce technologies that impact people’s lives.



Luis Rosa obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. His interests include working with the development of sensors and devices that can further expand robotic surgery capabilities, enable amputees to have more feeling and control and empower humans by offering enhancements that are more capable.  He enjoys playing drums, guitar, golf and tennis. He aspires having a career in academia where he can impact lives through bio-robotics research, lectures and provide educational opportunities to minorities and those who have a lack of such resources.