Students studying STEM subjects at universities across Oceania were selected to join this year’s prestigious AMGEN Scholarship Program at the University of Melbourne and seven chose to undertake a summer internship at the Bionics Institute.
Here’s a round-up of the projects they worked on during their eight weeks with our researchers, where they gained an insight into a potential career path to become our future superstars.
Tom and Dr Mehrnaz Shoushtarian.
Tom was supervised by Dr Mehrnaz Shoushtarian to investigate the use of hardware to apply non-invasive electrical stimulation to the feet, a mode of therapy being researched to treat walking difficulties for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Why study at the Bionics Institute?
We lead the world in the research and development of innovative medical devices and therapies.
Our multidisciplinary team comprises world-class scientists, engineers and researchers. Together we transform the lives of people with a range of conditions, including hearing impairment, Crohnʼs disease, Parkinsonʼs disease, epilepsy, stroke, arthritis and diabetes.