Adedamola Omotosho (CPE '09) was awarded a Virginia Space Grant Consortium Scholarship for his undergraduate research proposal, "MEMS Microengineering Research: Microchips for Cancer Diagnosis."
The Space Grant Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewable support for up to $8,500 for undergraduate students enrolled in a Virginia Space Grant university pursuing any field of study with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) or aerospace relevance. The student must be actively engaged in a research project.
Omotosho is working with ECE's Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Laboratory, which recently developed a 3-D silicon microstructure that has potential to detect breast cancer cells and to separate cancer cells from other cell types. During the academic year, he will be working directly with Mehdi Nikkhah, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, who is on the development team.
Omotosho is spending the summer at an internship with Intel where he works on their server class processor Itanium 2 as well as conducting research on a BioMEMS tool for use in his research this fall at Colorado State University.
He is a residential advisor (RA) on campus, as well as a member of the IEEE robotics team. He is active in the National Society of Black Engineers and the Student African American Brotherhood.