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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Ashwin Velraj

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Ashwin Velraj works in Sustainable Polymers for Medical Devices with Dr. Jeff Bates at the University of Utah, where he focuses on tuning material properties to employ 3D printing techniques to fabricate medical devices and drug delivery platforms for use in fluid-filled organs within the body. With experience in various research environments and communities, he has an extensive interest in outreach and the involvement of people in the progress of science. Ashwin is an avid hiker and enjoys cooking, kayaking, traveling, and learning languages.