Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minors: Biology and Chemistry
Max Jin is a senior biomedical engineering student with a concentration in Biomechanics and Biomaterials. He is currently a Pratt Engineering Undergraduate Fellow working with Dr. Greg Palmer on a research project developing a novel in vivo imaging method for quantifying tumor hypoxia. In addition, he was selected as a NAE Grand Challenge Scholar for the Class of 2014 at Duke University. Along with his research interests, he dedicates the remaining time until graduation to community service. He is a Peer Tutor for the Academic Resource Center on Duke’s campus. He is also an active volunteer for Kidz Need Hugz, a Duke hospital program that provides help with playtime activities, verbal interaction, feeding, rocking and other parental type tasks. Furthermore, he was a member of a team for the DukeEngage program in 2011 that created an antenatal care guidebook for community health workers in rural Uganda.
Working with children and education inspired Max to become involved in the Boeing Grand Challenge K12 Outreach Program. His additional experiences tutoring At-Risk female African American students in high school taught him that many of his classmates did not reach their potential as they had not been exposed to engineering topics at a young age. He hopes to introduce young students to some elements of all fourteen Grand Challenges, which will provide them with a basic foundation for exploring the fields of math, science, and engineering. He plans to cultivate students’ curiosity in the world around them, inspire them to view math and science as relevant facets of their daily lives, and motivate them to devise solutions for today’s Grand Challenges.