Adam Roth


Major: Biomedical Engineering

Minor: Chemistry 

Adam Roth is a senior biomedical engineering student who is also obtaining a minor in chemistry.  He hopes to attend medical school after graduating from Duke.  Within the biomedical engineering major Adam is concentrating in bio-electricity.   In addition to his work with Boeing Fellows, Adam works in breast cancer research as a Pratt Fellow for Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam in the Topical Optical Spectroscopy Lab.  His other extracurricular activities include the Duke East Asia Nexus and the Duke International Relations Association.  This past summer he travelled to Korea to help organize the Korean Youth Model United Nations conference. 

Adam's interest in the Boeing Grand Challenges K-12 Outreach program comes from his desire to encourage more students to consider engineering as a field of study in college.

Of the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering, he is most interested in these 6 challenges:

  1. Development of carbon sequestration methods
  2. Advancing health informatics
  3. Engineering better medicines
  4. Reverse-engineering the brain
  5. Securing cyberspace
  6. Advancing personalized learning

In addition to the Boeing Grand Challenges program, Adam has worked with K-12 students in the past as a part of Model United Nations Conferences.