Brett Whorley

Research & Outreach Committee
PhD Bioengineering
Previous Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Primary office:
2110 Learned Hall


What are you currently working on in graduate school?

My main research project seeks to understand the effects of vibration on human balance. Other ongoing projects include assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities, and student-centered learning initiatives for engineering education.

What advice do you have for new and prospective students?

Choosing the right graduate school can be a stressful decision. It’s important to remember that you are the most important person in the process, and only you can truly know what the best fit looks like for you. Choose the school that will best meet your personal needs and will equip you to achieve your specific goals.

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