CSE is launching a new series of interviews called CSE Spotlight where we go behind the scenes to get more insight into some of the notable happenings and people within the department. Learn stories such as how Dr. Josh Siegel turned an idea about using RFID tags to detect diaper wetness into an IEEE Sensors Journal best paper for 2020 and how Dr. Emily Dolson pivoted her research into developing a new device for small hospitals to disinfect PPE for reuse when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of 2020.
NDSEG and University Fellow Kate Skocelas talks about being a graduate student in a pandemic
Dr. Eric Torng interviews star graduate student Kate Skocelas, an MSU University Fellow and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow. Kate talks about overcoming lupus, applying for the NDSEG fellowship, her fascinating research which includes using evolution to build more secure distributed systems, and being a graduate student in a pandemic. Kate also has her own podcast included in the links below. Also, since this interview took place, Kate has advanced to the semifinals of the 2021 (virtual) Reach Out Science Slams!
Devolab homepage: https://devolab.org/
Kate's podcast: https://www.ircbpodcast.com/
2021 Reach Out Science Slam: https://www.mos.org/reach-out-challenge