Tabitha Teo

MS Mechanical Engineering
Previous Institution: University of Kansas
Hometown: Penang, Malaysia
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Why was the KU School of Engineering Graduate Programs the right choice for you?

The professors and staff here are very helpful and welcoming. They helped me out a lot even before grad school, when I was trying to decide whether to go to grad school or not. If not for them, I would not have made it this far.

What are you currently researching?

Currently, I am working on validating an experimental setup to allow consistent pressure measurements through microscopic tubes that are implanted in the eye of Glaucoma patients. I will also be analyzing pressure modulations through these tubes when modifications are made to them.

What do you want to do after graduation?

After graduation, I’d like to pursue a career that allows me to make an impact in people’s lives in a very tangible way. Ideally, a career in the biomedical field, but I’m pretty flexible about it.

What is your favorite thing on campus or in Lawrence that a prospective student should check out?

KU’s Natural History Museum. It is surprisingly pretty cool for a University zoo. KU students get to go in for free. I’m not too sure about free public admission, but I did bring my mom there once for free. Hopefully, it is still free.

What advice do you have for prospective graduate students?

My advice is to get to know as many professors as possible. Also, it would be really helpful for grad students to find an advisor and start working on their research as soon as possible. Don’t be shy to ask around and talk to professors.


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