I am Thomas Joseph Njee, a senior attending the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) who is 17 years old. My friends at GSMST describe me as driven, hardworking, and passionate about my studies. At GSMST, I have taken advanced science and math courses and participated in various hands-on engineering projects. These experiences have solidified my passion for pursuing a career in biomedical engineering.
Public records are an invaluable resource for any professional, but they are instrumental in biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines engineering principles with medical and biological sciences to design and create solutions for healthcare problems. As a biomedical engineer, I will be responsible for developing new technologies, improving existing ones, and finding ways to apply them in clinical settings. Public records excel and enhance this process.
Using Public Records to Potentially Start a Business
As a high school student, biomaterials departments drew me in because they focus on developing new materials and technologies for the medical field, such as drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. Biofabrication also fascinates me because of its focus on using 3D printing and other technologies to create custom-made medical devices and implants.
Thanks to public records, I can appreciate how biofabrication approaches these areas from both a scientific and an engineering perspective, allowing me to learn about the latest research and developments and apply this knowledge practically. A professor I researched named Omid Veiseh and his laboratory has used molecular biology and nanotechnology to develop a new modality for treating pediatric brain tumors. This type of innovative research is precisely the work I would like to be a part of, and I am drawn to the idea of one day making a similar impact in biomedical engineering.
The fact that this research was able to launch a biotechnology company, Sigilon Therapeutics, is a testament to the real-world impact that this kind of work can have. Ultimately, I hope to one day make a company of my own, using the skills and knowledge that I will gain through my studies in bioengineering to make a positive impact in the world, and I was only able to realize this through the help of public records.
One of the primary ways public records can be helpful in this field is by providing access to research studies and other scientific literature published in academic journals or presented at conferences. This literature can be precious for biomedical engineers as it provides them with the latest findings and insights from experts in their field, which can inform the development of new technologies or improve existing ones.
These articles from professors, among others, will be helpful when developing my biomedical engineering company. One example of how I could use public records to access scientific literature in the field of biomedical engineering is through online databases and libraries. Many universities and research institutions have online databases that allow users to search for and access a wide range of scientific literature, including research studies, review articles, and conference proceedings.
These databases are often open to the public, meaning anyone can access this valuable information. Public records and solutions for health can be an invaluable resource for biomedical engineers, providing them access to the latest scientific literature. They can help me to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their field and identify opportunities for innovation and advancement for my business.
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Another way that public records can be helpful in biomedical engineering is by providing access to patent records and other intellectual property information. These records can be valuable for biomedical engineers looking to develop new products or technologies, as they can help them identify potential opportunities and areas for innovation.
Patent records can be particularly useful for me as they provide detailed descriptions of new technologies and inventions and details on how they can be used and commercialized. Since I plan on creating a biomedical engineering business, I must have an unprecedented understanding of patent rights. I should attribute the amount of rigor and effort to the product descriptions I create based on my findings in the records.
Public records can also be helpful in your career as a biomedical engineer by providing information about funding opportunities through information on government grants and contracts. To create my company, I will have to garner the funds to pay employees, conduct biomedical engineering research, and make my inventions.
These funding opportunities are often highly competitive, and it is essential to be well-informed about the application process and the specific requirements of each grant or contract. Public records can provide details on eligibility criteria, deadlines, and the types of projects that are likely to be funded. This information would allow me to focus my efforts better and tailor my proposals to the needs and priorities of the funding agencies once I become a biomedical engineer. Public records can also provide funding through the availability of data on private-sector funding sources.
Many companies and foundations are interested in supporting biomedical research and development. Public records can provide information on their priorities and the projects they are likely to fund. This is especially useful for identifying potential partners for collaborative projects or developing proposals that align with the interests of these organizations. Overall, public records are an essential resource for biomedical engineers seeking funding opportunities. By providing information on government grants, private sector funding sources, and the results of funded projects, these records will help me to identify and pursue the most promising opportunities for research and development, ultimately allowing me to advance the field of biomedical engineering and improve the health and well-being of people around the world.
In conclusion, public records are an essential resource for professionals in the field of biomedical engineering. They can provide valuable information about new technologies, funding opportunities, and career prospects. By staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, you can position yourself for success as a biomedical engineer.
Author: Thomas Njee
Thomas Njee senior at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) and the winner of the Infotracer Education Grant for the 2022-2023 academic year.