Jenna Freedman


Major: Biomedical Engineering

Jenna is a senior at Duke University studying biomedical engineering. She is concentrating on areas of modern diagnostic imaging systems and transportation phenomenon in biological systems. Consistent with her concentrations, she conducts research in Duke’s Pratt Engineering Undergraduate Research Program in the Wolf Lab. The research focuses on the stiffness of cardiac tissue using two innovative ultrasound techniques; Acoustic Radiation Force Imaging (ARFI) and Shear Wave Elastic Imaging (SWEI).

Jenna has been a member of the Boeing Grand Challenge K12 Outreach Fellows Program for the past two years. During her first year with the program, she had the opportunity to go into both an elementary and middle school each week and teach a lesson about the various Engineering Grand Challenges to the students. Her experiences this year have been more dedicated to creating a lasting influence by the means of developing and testing engineering lesson plans which are in accordance with NC state standards. Through the program, Jenna has gained a greater appreciation for the work and devotion that teachers put into their daily livelihood.

The Boeing Fellows Program has allowed Jenna to share her passion for engineering and demonstrate its impact on the local Durham community.

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