Students, Winter 2019

110 Students Taught!

  1. Number seven (7). A. L. In describing yourself on our recent quiz, you describe us all: “stressed, sleep deprived, ambitious, want to design medical devices in the future.” Pithily are we put. May you relieve your stress, find your rest, and ambitiously pursue your future.
  2. Number ten (10). A. R. One of the hitches that comes with having me as a professor more than once is that I can recall what I said of you last time. “You will be remembered by me’, I had said, “and likely by E. as being the fellow who swooped in for those [extra] points in helping with our [discussion regarding] dying with dignity laws.” I said it then and I said it now “I like your gumption”. May you keep it ever with you.
  3. Number sixteen (16), A. S. Mr. S. has the distinction of being the first to complete the Belmont Triple Crown. Though, several of you have had me for a few classes, A. walked into my ENGR 100 class his first year here with his head held high, strolled into my BIOMEDE 211 class holding his head higher, and he’s walking out of this class with it held even higher. You have learned a great deal and I hope to have aided that learning in some way. May you keep learning from this day on.
  4. Number nineteen (19). L. N. Describing your journey through this class you started as someone “who knew nothing about circuits” and now complete your journey “understand[ing] the importance/relevance to the world and [biomedical engineering] as a whole”. Such a trajectory is the arc toward which the engineering universe bends: to go from not knowing, to knowing, to wishing to know more. May you continue on your trajectory.
  5. Number twenty-one (21). B. P. Though I was unable to provide you with an official “B Glorious Quiz”, I believe you had the magic when you crossed out the “A” and put your own B. P. “B” on it, as you did quite well on this third quiz (as the others). This is but a minor example of the larger point here: you can change the world for the better. May you always make the world better, with a capital B.
  6. Number twenty-three (23). A. B. While it appears that our sausage casing idea to help with bone healing might not work, I suspect it will certainly not be the last of your thoughts the matter and hopefully not the last words we share. Thoughts, ideas, experiments, they require continuance, perseverance, and those with the desire to move them forward. May you persevere in your studies and keep sharing your thoughts.
  7. Number twenty-four (24). Y. H. “This class”, I have you down as saying, “has proved surprisingly interesting to me […] it’s insane how much we’ve learned in such a short amount of time.” Though I might wish to attenuate the surprise a bit (we should expect our subjects to be interesting!), I am glad to hear that you have learned a lot. May you continue to surprise yourself and learn intensely.
  8. Number twenty-eight (28). J. D. Poetry can be found everywhere. Though I have somewhat forcibly infused it here, you gracefully incorporate it into most of your actions. In your recent quiz the answer describing you was broken into lines of a stanza that I quote here
    someone who works hard to gain 
    a clear and deep understanding of everything 
    that I learn, even when the topic is not something I enjoy.
    May you continue in your poetic grace.
  9. Number thirty-three (33). E. B. Though at times you have been frustrated, I have never see you flag or waiver. You show up, you try, and you see what happens. Even more than a principled understanding of circuits, systems, and signals in biomedical engineering, such an approach to life — to \textit{try try try} — will count for something significant. May you always try your best.
  10. Number thirty-four (34). A. R. You have recently remarked upon the “many cool and crazy things you can do with complex circuitry.” And believe it or not it just gets cooler and crazier from here. All the same, may you keep your cool when things get crazy.
  11. Number thirty-seven (37). R. B. One of the chief joys in this profession of mine is the front-seat view of many minor eureka moments. I reminded here of one instance in which you attended my office hours, asked several keen questions, and upon realizing that you had done it all all right from the start, commented “oh, is that all it is?” Yep, this is all that it is. While there’s plenty yet more to learn, you have grasped well what I have put in front of you. May you ever realize what you know.
  12. Number forty-one (41). I. H. To go that extra step is one of the surest signs of the helpful. To share what you have learned is one of the surest signs of the charitable. To do what you can for others is the highest calling of the engineer. As it was you and Ryan put together one heck of a good tutorial on how to create an actual bandpass filter with actual circuit components in an actual circuit lab, we in this class owe you that debt of gratitude. May you continue on your engineering journey helpfully charitable to all you encounter.
  13. Number forty-two (42) E. L. I still find the words you wrote in my ENGR 100 ringing around my head every once and awhile: “nothing should go so beyond the way of nature that it goes against it”. As this philosophy has been an experiment in my conception of Nature and our natures, knowing where the limits lie in each is profoundly important. Thank you this poetry which has accompanied me ever since. May similar poetry accompany you the rest of your days.
  14. Number forty-eight (48). A. S. A personable sort, you have helped to humanize the subject for those around you. Perhaps they have not said so directly to you, but I have been told by others that you have been boon both in class and in study groups. For helping others, I thank you. May you continue to humanely serve.
  15. Number fifty-one (51). M. M. Sunny when skies are gray, chipper when others are dour, you have kept your head up in class and down in your studies. May you find yourself happy in every space you occupy.
  16. Number fifty-five (55). S. D. Not all this language must be so grand, so verbose. In describing yourself you simply stated that you are “[s]omeone learning new things to implement later in life to hopefully help people.” To do what you ought, for who you can, when you are able is the responsibility of each and every engineer. May you continue on in your education, humbly, nobly.
  17. Number sixty (60). D. J. At times, I have seen you doubt yourself. Allow me to allay your concerns: Simply put, you are precisely the sort of engineer I want to see more of in the world. You are thoughtful (as I’ve seen in our bioethics discussion), you are motivated (as I’ve seen in your laboratory research), and you are learning all you can (as I’ve seen in at least two classes now). May you doubt less your once and future success.
  18. Number sixty-eight (68). A. S. You aptly note that “[You and your peers] are the future of this field, which is super cool :)”. Beyond cool, it’s necessary for the continuance of our discipline here. The trick of it all is that you all go off and  design medical technologies that folks like me then convey to folks like you who go off and design medical technologies that folks like me then convey to folks like you who then… There can be meaning in repetition. May you find meaning, peers, and a future in this field.
  19. Number seventy (70). E. K. I find it easier to use the words of others when they are substantially better than own on a matter. To wit, of this class you have said that it “consists of many people w[ith] many different backgrounds and many different goals in life, all brought together in a single classroom at 12:30 every Tuesday and Thursday by the shared intent [of] contributing to the biomedical world. […] We all have chance at making an impact on the world.” I could not and dare not say it better myself. May you continue to find the words necessary to charge others full with the charge of soul.
  20. Number one-hundred fourteen (114), K. Y. Another Triple Crown, K. has been instrumental to the in-class dialogue of 211, 241, and 458 and I am not alone in appreciating his tireless input into these classes and no doubt others. May you continue to foster the intellectual camaraderie of your peers.
  21. Number one-hundred fifteen (115), M. K. Yet another. Taking a different tact than that of Mr. Y, you, M., tend more toward the quiet, competent type than the loud boisterous members in our midst. As you will find in life, talent speaks for itself. May your abilities say all that you need.
  22. Number one-hundred sixteen (116), R. A. It takes a certain kind of crazy, a certain amount of smarts, and more than a small dash of patience to succeed here, in medical school, and in life. Though I can only speak to your performance here, it bodes well for your future prospects. May you always keep that balance.
  23. Number one-hundred seventeen (117), E. B. You are the reason I know Michigan sports half as well as I do. Coming into those afternoon sections I knew I better have my stats ready. This speaks, if but tangentially, to a natural “teamfulness” you seem to bring to situations. Where ever you are, you seem to always be part of the team. May you always play on the right team. And Go Blue!
  24. Number one-hundred twenty-two (122), T. H. In the first sentence of one of your first Big List submissions, I have you down as once writing that some device “was created to optimize the cholangiopancreatoscopy procedural process” and the mere fact that such a concept could be understood and communicated is nothing short of astounding. And this is but one of the many ways in which you have shone brightly. May you continue to astound.
  25. Number one-hundred twenty-three (123), R. H. I have noticed that at least in my classes you tend to reside in the quieter meadows of our landscape. Whether it be in 211, 241, or here, where you reside, reflects something of who you are. You are, who you surround yourself with. May you be a peer to those you wish to be a peer to you.
  26. Number one-hundred twenty-eight (128), E. E. In the first one of these I remarked that “You ha[d] the single nicest looking homeworks I [had] seen all year.” I noted that “Such good work consistently demonstrated, even for things as simple as homework, demonstrates consistently good abilities.” I still hold to this as your work has continued to improve time and again. May you ever possess and improve such faculties.
  27. Number one-hundred twenty-nine (129), D. H. Upon entering the first class I had him in, D. confidently declared to all in the room that he was going to be bringing the fannypack back. And while I don’t those fannypacks coming back any time soon, it has been good these past three semesters to see you back again and again. May you always find a way to comeback.
  28. Number one-hundred thirty-one (131), B. R. I have had the privilege of seeing you take your first circuits notes way back (almost 500 days ago) and watching you put together, test, and debug real actual biomedical instruments. Seeing your trajectory is the reason folks like me get out of bed, type up a speech, and want to do it all over again. May you continue to progress and inspire others to do the same.
  29. Number one-hundred thirty-six (136), E. S. It takes a special kind of person, who, having just felt an electric jolt, places the electrodes back on their head. In my mind it is akin to the physics teacher and the bowling ball pendulum. If you know how it works, you have nothing to fear. Such confidence, I hope you hold in your chest. May you be fearless all the rest of your days.
  30. Number two-hundred sixty-four (264), T. P. Not to express any sort of preference or favoritism in the assessing of assignments, but I did have something approaching eagerness regarding your Big List submissions. On the one hand, it was great to learn about a whole segment of medical technology that I am woefully ignorant of (sports medicine, athletic training), on the other, I worried each time of what new injury befell you. But, you’re still here and Nietzsche reminds of the strength that comes from adversity. All this to say, may you stop hurting yourself so much, but continue on in your biomedical engineering pursuits.
  31. Number two-hundred sixty-six (266), N. B. Rare is it for me to compliment someone here for work they did in another class, but I have to admit your functioning child’s wheelchair is one of the coolest things I’ve gotten to see this semester. Sorry to say we can’t claim all the credit for it here, but I hope some of the electronics skills you learned here carried over effectively. All the same, may you ably help the disabled and care for those who need it.
  32. Number two-hundred sixty-eight (268), Z. S. It goes to show that though I learn to know a bit about each and everyone of you while here, it’s in the hallways where we can sometimes be known best. Outside of this class I have learned that you have done a great deal outside of this class including volunteering at Veterans Affairs hospitals and with the Red Cross. May you continue to hold important both what you have learned in this class and what you have learned out of it.
  33. Number two-hundred seventy-one (271), L. E. I particularly enjoyed your Big List summary of the torniquet, where in addition to explaining its basic function and purpose, you go on to situate its use in everything from “the conquests of Alexander the Great” to the microprocessor controlled modern day versions. Such contextualizing I believe aids in understanding. Indeed, I have tried much the same myself. May you find the context which best suits you.
  34. Number two-hundred seventy-two (272), A. J. Affable, driven, sometimes funny, I hope you take no offense in me deeming you one of the friendliest people I have met. You are a natural on a team and a confidant one-on-one. As you journey through your biomedical landscape, may you ever find yourself among friends.
  35. Number two-hundred seventy-three (273), T. L. No one in this room knows better the this true and fundamental fact: you either run with The Pack or you run from The Pack. And though we both be far from “Home Means Nevada”, you, I, and all of us here have grown closer in the larger biomedical community. Home, as they say, is where the heart is. May you continue to improve the pack and find your heart at home.
  36. Number two-hundred seventy-four (274), A. M. I didn’t know what quite to expect when I first put together the Big List assignment. While most appear to have submitted random devices, your were one to stick to a theme writing up summaries for dental implants, dental cone beam computed tomography, an electronic apex locator, and dental curing lights. Sounds like you’ve got an interest in teeth. And that’s good because for most of human history poor dental hygiene was killing most people. May you continue to have an interest in the smiles of others.
  37. Number two-hundred seventy-five (275), D. R. Few are those as motivated as you to help as much as you do. Whether it’s for client-based projects, bioethical discussions, STEM outreach, or taking a gamble with the Michigan Wearable, you possess a preternaturally helpful disposition. May you continue to help all you can.
  38. Number two-hundred seventy-six (276), J. S. As among the first and the few to complete a Michigan Wearable assignment, thank you for your efforts. As you have no doubt begun to appreciate, there is an inherent “fog of war” within experimentation. And our attempt at that assignment, well, it was plenty foggy. Yet, you were the first to brave the unknown and there is something to be said for that.  May you continue boldly on to greet the unknown.
  39. Number two-hundred seventy-seven (277), J. S. I am assigning you the Softest EOG Mask For Newborns To Track REM-Cycle Sleep Award. While perhaps a small prize, it is well earned. I have seen you deftly handle hardware, software, and importantly (both in this class and in the last) laboratory documentation. May you continue to be adept at all you handle.
  40. Number two-hundred seventy-eight (278), J. S. There is a special place in an instructor’s heart for those who sit in the front row. There is also a special place in an instructor’s heart for those who actively participate in the class-wide dialogue (again, we best learn from each other). Have occupied both roles, let me say that my heart is glad of it. May yours guide you well in the future as you find a place near the front to share.
  41. Number two-hundred eighty-two (282), M. W. I once wrote of you, “In all of [her] endeavors, she has demonstrated a knack for problem solving and team building. M. truly does embody what we might call the leaders and the best that we expect of this university.” As a fixture in M-HEAL and with an eye towards global health, may you continue to lead and be the best of us.
  42. Number two-hundred eighty-four (284), E. F. Last year I said of you in that long, rambling speech, that were a ”consistent participant in our laboratory exercises and seem much appreciated by your team mates.” Thus far I have been presented with no evidence to the contrary that you work well with others and others, when working with you, do well. May you and all those you partner with do well and do good.
  43. Number two-hundred eighty-seven (287), C. N. Good humor and a good skill base will get you far in life. Better humor and better skills will get you farther. In the academic year that I have gotten to know you, you seem only ever to be improving in each. May you continue to better what you are good at and laugh at the rest. 
  44. Number two-hundred eighty-nine (289), C. P. When last I was singing your praises up here I was underlining your observation that “everything in America is ‘awesome’”. Again, you are goddamned it is. But, that is due in large part to welcoming awesome people like you from around the world to make it so. When you leave for your eventually-to-be-Brexited home, carry with you all the best that you have learned here and may it make you awesome, wherever you go.
  45. Number two-hundred ninety (290), B. K. To spare you a quote from Socrates this time, allow me to say that there is always something to admire in the person willing to be the test subject. There is often risk, with minimal direct reward. It is the prerogative of the charitable. As I have seen you hook yourself up with all manner of electrodes for every team you have been a part, you have shown yourself to be a selfless self, here to help. May you continue to help others as you test yourself.
  46. Number two-hundred ninety-two (292). M. A. I have written of you recently, “[b]eyond being an objectively good student, Matt is one of those driven types whose flame behind the eye is apparent to all who meet his gaze. He has spoken of his desire to pursue advanced education after college (an M.D., a Ph.D.), having planned so far ahead for that possibility that he sought out research experience as early as his freshman year, a dedicated spirit that is remarkable even in the fertile and competitive grounds of Michigan.” I meant every word. May you continue to keep alight that flame behind the eyes.
  47. Number two-hundred ninety-three (293), J. L. A woman after my own heart, quite literally. You were the first (and only so far as I can tell!) person to submit a wearable medical device, in fact the first clinical grade personal electrocardiogram approved by the FDA (happening just a couple of years back). Understanding that cut edge is necessary here out in the biomedical frontier. Your concise and precise distillation of the current will serve you well in the future. May you continue your concision.
  48. Number two-hundred ninety-four (294), R. L. You have shown yourself to be a woman dedicated. Every extra hour I saw your team in the lab, I saw you there. Every extra effort, I saw you push. Every little thing, I saw you take a big swing at. And while we do not always connect with the ball (that bioimpedance sensor has been a lot of fun, hasn’t it?), stepping up to the place is the first thing you got to do. May you continue to dedicate yourself every time you step up.
  49. Number two-hundred ninety-five (295), K. F. I hope you got to play around with that Argus II system to your heart’s content. While I have tried here to give you as much exposure to “real world” medical instrumentation, there is nothing that can substitute for “real world” experience. (Again, some of this, I think you should understand, is artifice.) May you continue to learn from the “real world” and do what you can to make it a little bit better.
  50. Number two-hundred ninety-six (296), M. M. Not to say that there is a difference between the work ethic of undergraduate students and graduate students, but there is a difference between the work ethic of undergraduate students and graduates students and you, M., embody it well. Even the to casual observer it is obvious that you are a serious thinker and doer. What you set your mind to achieve stands little chance of not being achieved. May you advance to your candidacy, pass your defense, and go on to do any and all great things you set your mind to.
  51. Number two-hundred ninety-seven (297), M. O. I know I didn’t give any template for how to submit things to the Big List, but you created order where there was none, turning in clean, clear, and well laid out information regarding your devices. Such a spontaneous ordering of thoughts to achieve worthy ends is what we’re all after here. And as you go after it, may you calm the chaos and keep steady your ship.
  52. Number two-hundred ninety-eight (298), A. P. While I hope you have learned much here, I suspect you’ve learned much elsewhere. Having presented your own research at an academic surgical conference in Texas, while balancing your responsibilities to the rest of your teammate’s within the first month of classes, shows that you probably knew a lot before entering this classroom. All this to say, you are shaping up to be a mighty fine biomedical engineer. May you do that and more in the future you want.
  53. Number two-hundred ninety-six (299), M. K. I have gotten the chance to see your skills in a number of arenas. I’ve seen you swiftly handle even my trickiest questions during share-outs, I have gotten to see the work you have conducted with Scott Lempka and Tim Bruns in microposter format, and I have seen what you have made in our laboratory. And in each case it echoes your belief that “we learn better when we work to solve problems ourselves.” May you continue to learn by solving as many problems as you can.
  54. Number three-hundred (300), H. S. A reserved fixture in this class, I have found that you are not a man to mince words, saying it straight, “telling the truth the best way that [you’re] able”. One finds, the more one goes along, that those saying few words are not saying little. May we continue to hear from you.
  55. Number three-hundred one (301), R. S. Though the second Rachel on this list, you are second to none in your efforts here. As continue on in your Master’s may you master the material with effort, not burden.
  56. Number three-hundred two (302), D. C. You are a man driven. You are a man driving. You will get where you are going, of that I have no doubt. It is my hope to have taught you something of what you ought to do once you get there. The rest is up to you. May you enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
  57. Number three-hundred three (303), A. K. Your Big List discussion on radiofrequency ablation was well articulated and interest generating. Though you stated starkly that such devices are “used to destroy tissue” you quickly noted that it is meant to remove what is unwanted while keeping the rest.May you remove from you life all that is unwanted and just keep the rest.
  58. Number three-hundred four (304), R. D. In explaining why you wished the homework question you proposed should be included you said that “after completing lab 1 I had a pretty good idea of how to measure the electrical activity of the heart”, yet you wished to know more about the role of electrodes in this whole system. It takes a keen eye to observe the happenings at the interface, be it between electrodes and skin or this room and the next. May you continue to refine your keenness.
  59. Number three-hundred five (305), J. G. A man determined is a hell of thing. Those who peer to the horizon with some sense of how they might seize it, those are the types we want in this room. You have been a man with a plan from the moment you walked through the door. And I can appreciate that. May others do as well.
  60. Number three-hundred six (306), L. H. Odd as it is to call out, I believe your in-class explanation of venous pressure measurements systems was among the best I have ever heard. Having spent some time in this space, I’ve heard many explanations of why the measurements are important, how they are typically measured, and what sort of problems arise. And yours was right there at the top of it. May you your ascent to the peaks in front of you. 
  61. Number three-hundred seven (307), A. B. Not that it’s a contest or anything, but I think your submissions to the Big List had the consistently best names in my mind, including: ECMO, Hemolung, an acetabular system, NERVANA, FallSkip, and iPill. It’s a skill to identify the poetry of the art, but you seem to have a natural affinity for it. May you continue to find the grander poetry of the routinely mundane.
  62. Number three-hundred eight (308), M. C. In your loop of the hospital you noticed a lot of “doctors”, “nurses”, “patients”, “security guards”, “art”, “landmarks”, “ways of getting lost”, and “the dog Bambi that [the hospital has] that goes around the hospital giving comfort”. Being able to take in the intimate details of the larger whole is a true talent. May you continue to see the trees and the forest well.
  63. Number three-hundred nine (309), M. C. To have an opinion — the mind to conceive it, the heart to express it, the liberty to share it — to have an opinion is one of the most useful things a person can have. (Consider its mere inverse, the consolations of the naive.) To have an opinion on markets in healthcare is one damn interesting and useful opinion to have. May you continue to hone yours and share with all you can.
  64. Number three-hundred ten (310), K. G. Though I have down as saying that you “did enjoy finding out more about Michigan healthcare” during your tour of the hospital, I think it was also important for you to discover that you “really don’t enjoy hospitals, [e]specially the hectic atmosphere of the ER[, which you] found [] anxiety inducing.” Indeed it is quite one thing to “know the truth” of something (doctors assess patients, send for tests, analyze results, consult with colleagues, and document the whole thing) and quite another to “know the reality” of it. I hope this class has enabled you to know both. May you know that and more.
  65. Number three-hundred eleven (311), J. R. Though strictly anonymous, your single spirometric data point shifted the classes curve significantly. That kind of influence emphasizes what sort of singular individual you are. May you continue to stand above the crowd and find yourself there.
  66. Number three-hundred twelve (312), L. V. You are one of those strong, quiet types in this class, competently and confidently putting out quality work with few extraneous words. As a man of many extraneous words, I can only sit and admire your fortitude (and your grade). May you continue on in confidence.
  67. Number three-hundred thirteen (313), A. V. I credit much of the future success of the Michigan Wearable as an assignment in this class to your clever module-based solution. It’s one of those clear strokes of genius that forces folks like me to smack our forehands and cry to the heavens, “why didn’t I think of that?’” May you continue to have such clever ideas.
  68. Number three-hundred fourteen (314), M. Y. You were the first to discover that you could complete the Big List assignment quickly, submitting twice the first time and knocking it out the second. Taking chances to improve and expedite outcomes is our job description. May you continue to discover as many ways as you can to efficiently solve the problems before you.
  69. Number three-hundred fifteen (315), A. G. Not that there was any right or wrong way to go on the tour of the hospital, but I think your version of it probably ranks among the better of it. We do not all get to see Big Bird in our journeys. Indeed, we best heed Big Bird’s wise words such as “asking questions is a good way of finding things out” and “it’s better to be who you are, turns out people like you best that way”. May you continue to find the unique in your journey, ask questions along the way, and be who you want all the while.
  70. Number three-hundred sixteen (316), R. K. As someone whose work often has the appearance of disjointed chicken scratch, I must admit that the clear ordering of your thoughts on homework (as seen here), in the middle of debugging, and during share-outs has me envious. This is a skill that will serve you all the rest of your days. May you continue to make clear the order of your thoughts to all will hear them.
  71. Number three-hundred seventeen (317), Z. Z. I hope your “real world” exposure to actual ambulatory medicine has been complemented by the technical content you’ve learned here: how the devices work, what can be done when they don’t, how to make better ones. But an important part of that, namely patience in the face of the unknown, you already have in spades. May you continue to help those in need of it, ever surer of your abilities.
  72. Number three-hundred eighteen (318), V. M. I hope some of the skills you’ve developed here can carryover into your instrumented van. Moreover, I hope the ponderings on extinction shared over salad with L. and a couple of researchers, complements your education here. We are working to prevent that. How? May you always find an answer.
  73. Number three-hundred nineteen (319), S. S. Your personal experience with medical technologies is profoundly more intimate than can be provided within the confines of this classroom, this schoolhouse. That you have taken what you know to be true, to be real, and to be experienced and combined them effectively in the design of your own medical device, speaks to skills I hope you continue to develop. May you always know what is true and real and experience nothing less than the best in life.
  74. Number three-hundred twenty (320), T. R. As a Ph.D (pre-)candidate, I expect that I will see you around these parts for the days and years to come. Thus, in this case, I offer no “good bye”, but a “see you next time’” At that time I’d like to hear about your research, your time in Ann Arbor, see who you’re shaping up to be. To that end, may you be who you want, learn what you need, and help all you can.
  75. Number three-hundred twenty-one (321), M. P. I do not envy anyone having to take this class with no prior electronics experience. It’s been awhile since I’ve read Dante, but if I remember right that was a facet of one of the first rings of Hell. Yet, for all the struggle that must have accompanied your journey through this class, I have never seen it affect your disposition or your work product. May you continue to keep a steady course wherever you may roam.
  76. Number three-hundred twenty-two (322), A. A. Another woman after my own heart, I have you down as once saying that you “really liked learning about electrodes are used in a more chemical sense, […] pH electrodes, polarizable/non-polarizable electrodes & how redox equations & Nernst potential play a role.” In fact, it was my own revelations regarding the electrode/electrolyte interactions in an electrochemical sense that sent me along many of my own research avenues. May you find you like more the more you learn.
  77. Number three-hundred twenty-three (323), S. O. Considering that only within the past month have I learned that you prefer K., I feel I still have much to know you. The hundred days bounding this class frame only a moment in time of the woman known as K. May you continue to prompt others to know you further.
  78. Number three-hundred twenty-four (324), M. H. How a person manages to get into both this class and its genuinely required prerequisite class (BIOMEDE 241) speaks to a persistence and fortitude found in few. May you continue on your own path just as surefootedly as you walked in this door.
  79. Number three-hundred twenty-five (325), S. E. It’s amazing the things you can learn about a person from a single email signature. And though you might not brag on it here, allow me to say that I think the fact that you have been able to do what you do here in this class while simultaneously serving as President of Michigan’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America and as a Peer Advisor over in the ECE Department is nothing short of incredible. May you continue to serve ably in all you apply yourself to.
  80. Number three-hundred twenty-six (326), W. L.  I especially appreciated your summary and discussion of CardioMEMS™ HF System the first FDA-approved wireless heart failure monitor. You note only discussed the human impact the device has, but when to great lengths to explain how the a hermetically sealed capsule containing an inductor coil and a pressure-sensitive capacitor, whose resonant frequency changes with blood pressure. Being able to hold both the human and the technical, both the biomedical and the engineer, in your head is what puts us all in this room. May you continue to understand both the human and the technical.
  81. Number three-hundred twenty-seven (327), J. B. In you I see emphasized the focusing of effort we all go through within the semester. Starting off by describing a “centrifuge” as your first Big List device, you finished by summarizing the “Visian Toric ICL artificial lens”. Which is to say, that you, we, have gone from not quite knowing what it is we were looking for or supposed to be doing to competently communicating to one of skill in the art key aspects of a modern medical instrument. Having done this much, I am not sure what further I can do to help you. You are now beyond me. May you to hone your focus and go beyond what others envision.
  82. Number three-hundred twenty-eight (328), N. D. I am sorry to hear of your recent tragedy. I am sorry further to say that life ahead of you has many such tragedies. We are beset on all sides with fortune and misfortune, destiny and chance, happenstance and circumstance. To find or to mine or to create some kind of purpose in all of this is the unspoken task assigned to each of us at birth, perhaps sooner. To do so with friends and family is one of life’s chief joys. May you continue to cherish both.
  83. Number three-hundred twenty-nine (329). S. P. I hope your recent trip to Champagne-Urbana as a manager of the University of Michigan’s Men’s Gymnastics team was enriching. As it turns out, there is more to learn and do and see than the confines of this class allow for. May you continue to learn and do and see more after our time here.
  84. Number three-hundred thirty (330). R. S. An honest person is worth more to this world than all the talents all the liars may muster. From the first homework to the last, you have written right at the top of your homework who it is you worked with during your attempts. Such forthright admission is admirable and I hope you continue on your path honestly and forthrightly.
  85. Number three-hundred thirty-one (331). R. R. I hope you have begun to appreciate that there is more to each subject than what a single class can say. You have gone from the briefest of glimpses of neural engineering in that incubator class to the slightly less brief view of the electrical engineering undergirding that discipline here. Yet, we were here only for a moment, however brief and wondrous. May you find more such moments in life.
  86. Number three-hundred thirty-two (332). W. C. Those students in the back of the room have the reputation of being the disengaged, the disinterested, the uninclined-to-do-well. Not so in your case. Consistently dominating the homework and the quizzes, you have shown that learning can happen anywhere in the room. May you learn where ever you are.
  87. Number three-hundred thirty-three (333). J. G. You striven greatly, learned immensely, participated fully. You have done each and everything I could ask you to do and you have done it well each and every time. Consistency of such efforts will take you far into the healthcare landscape. May you continue in your stride.
  88. Number three-hundred thirty-four (334). K. S. I have enjoyed and been thoroughly enriched by your independent research this semester. While almost wholly devoid of bioelectrical content, it has nevertheless enabled me to see your scientific mind in action and your experimental approaches on display. And though just the first steps of an endeavor that may end in heartbreak (experiments rarely go as expected), I know from your recounting the existential happiness you get from such Sisyphean efforts. May you continue stepping forward.
  89. Number three-hundred thirty-five (335). D. K. Though I am man of many, far too many words, I can appreciate when others have better words than I. Indeed I have found no better compliment of this class than in your recent comments on the subject . This “[c]lass”, to quote you verbatim, “was pretty fucking dope.” What more can I say, then to say, you’ve express all I ever wanted this class to express. May you continue to find the rights words and express yourself accordingly.
  90. Number three-hundred thirty-six (336). I. M. Some people quietly come in, crush their assignments, and walk out. You, in this case, are some people. As an aspiring doctor and/or engineer, you have deftly handled the material in front of you. Of the three quizzes you have been given, you have lost the fewest points. For that, you should be proud. For other things too. May you continue your competence deftly, developing confidence along the way.
  91. Number three-hundred thirty-seven (337). N. P. “Just a man” or so I have you saying “trying to excel at what he does  so he can make an impact in some way, shape or form […] to help people and solve problems.” The hopes and dreams of an engineer manifest. May you excel and help others while doing so.
  92. Number three-hundred thirty-eight (338). E. R. You have said that you are “here to learn [and] understand as much as I can and hopefully have some fun along the way.” Here, at the end of this class, I hope you have learned and understood as much as you could and had a little fun along the way. To know and to grow in the subject is the responsibility of every engineer. May you learn how fun it all be.
  93. Number three-hundred thirty-nine (339). H. S. Your consistent conceptual questions have aided you, the students around you as you ask them, and me as well! You have a mind structuring itself to reality. This positions you well to “ultimately save or benefit more people’s li[ves].” May you continue to ask good questions.
  94. Number three-hundred forty (340). M. W. Again, when I find others saying what I wish to say, I merely quote them. To quote you: “As an engineering student, this class has given [you] a basic understanding of circuits, system response, and many other topics along the way. Our methods of analysis and logic have improved [your] critical thinking. [You]’ve seen actual applications of the material we’re learning and [you] have a basis off of which [you] can learn more about things like instrumentation.” From such a description it is obvious to that you have understood the purview of the process: to learn, to know, to learn more. May you learn more to know more to learn more still.
  95. Number three-hundred forty-one (341). K. A. In my short time teaching I have come to discover that those saying few words are not those saying little. May we continue to hear more of what you have to say.
  96. Number three-hundred forty-two (342). M. B. I personally believe in mildly embarrassing the truly talented among us as humor is all the rest of us have. (Or tears.) To that end, allow me to state here for the record that earned the highest grade on the hardest test that I’ve yet put together. And that is one hell of an accomplishment. Join me in a round of applause. May you continue on with such an embarrassment of talents.
  97. Number three-hundred forty-three (343). F. H. You have described yourself as “optimistic, excited for the future, [and] interested in improving the quality of life for others.” May I say, I think you have found your calling here. Our glasses are fuller, our futures are brighter, our lives are improved by those driving to do so. May you keep your optimism as you excitedly dash into the future.
  98. Number three-hundred forty-four (344). S. J. Every year there is a student who comes in, says about half a dozen words, and collects one of the highest grades in the class. This year, you are that student. Though I may not have had the opportunity to learn about you in a more personal setting, your work speaks for itself. Talent needs few words to express. May you achieve all you want and say all you need.
  99. Number three-hundred forty-five (345). D. N. One of the things I genuinely appreciate is when someone in the back discusses the subject with me up here at the front. As we exchange words with one another, a few stray phrases find their way to ears that may benefit. Such indirect helpfulness often accompanies those honestly searching for the truth. May you continue to help others as you honestly search.
  100. Number three-hundred forty-six (346). M P. Though I think there is much that can be improved in your handwriting skills (as a lacker of those skills, I can identify their lack in others); I think you have learned just about all I can teach you with regards to electronic circuitry. May you continue to learn long after this class. And write it up well!
  101. Number three-hundred forty-seven (347). S. S. I have you as saying that you are “always on the verge of freaking out”. One of the lesser used definitions of a “verge” is a rod carried by a high official as an emblem of the office. Wear that badge of the engineering student “freak out” proudly. Just be sure those precarious steps along the precipice are accompanied by similar travelers. May you never walk alone.
  102. Number three-hundred forty-eight (348). E. S. Your submission to the GitHub modeling the the neuron via Python is downright fascinating and I would encourage everyone in this room to read it if they have not already done so. You go through a basic description of a neuron, establish a set of equations governing the openings and closings of various channels, and you code the whole thing up for us to see. Application of knowledge is ultimately what they pay us engineers for. May you continue to apply what you learn.
  103. Number three-hundred forty-nine (349). D. C. If no one has yet done so, I would like to thank you for your consistent participation in this class. Your questions are not the only ones in lying in the hearts of those here, yet you gave voice to them and asked what others did not, dared not. May you continue to give voice to the voiceless.
  104. Number three-hundred fifty (350). C. C. Rumor has it that you are interested in going into pediatric medicine. You may not know this, but that was what I wanted to do when I was younger, around middle school. But, upon learning of the mortality of babies, their finitude, I crumbled. I lack the bravery necessary to help those most vulnerable. I am humbled to see that you do not. May you have the courage to help the meek, the bravery to help the mild.
  105. Number three-hundred fifty-one (351). N. H. You have said that as engineering student you have to work hard. (I believe your actual quote was “I have to work a lot hard than the LSA kids”, but let us not compare ourselves to them!) But you noted that “it will be worth it when I am the reason people can stay alive.” Indeed, your tireless efforts here will prepare you for just worthwhile activities. May you keep your reason alive and help others in the future.
  106. Number three-hundred fifty-two (352). F. Q. I always appreciate when someone “gets” what I am after, when they pick up on what I am putting down. You have said that “this class has taught me so much more than I expected. Not only have I learned about the fundamentals of circuitry, but I also learned the importance of genuinely understanding material versus just getting correct answers.” If you have learned this much, then I have little else to teach you. May you continue to learn importance, genuinely understand, and always get out of this life more than you expected.
  107. Number three-hundred fifty-three (353). A. R. You have claimed to suffer from “mental blocks at times”. You could have and did fool me. I have seen you as hardworking, intuitive, and able to integrate what you have learned into your problem solving. May you continue to work hard, intuit well, and smash through each and every mental block foolish enough to get in your way.
  108. Number three-hundred fifty-four (354). C. S. It is a shame that I had to get to the penultimate-penultimate student of this to see my own philosophy stated better. To you, you have said, “being an engineer means holding myself to a certain standard and having the ability to solve problems directly by creating [] physical system[s].” Indeed, you must rise to your own standard. You must test your own mettle. You must measure the charge of your own soul. May you continue on with both high standards and high hopes.
  109. Number three-hundred fifty-five (355). J. W. Though obviously not your favorite subject matter in the world, you have shown up each day to this class to learn what you can. You participated early both in our board work and in our GitHub document. You have tried. And the fortitude of those who can try their best at what they like least is character-trait I dare say more important than electronics knowledge. May you continue to show up where there’s a challenge and face it, shoulders squared.
  110. Number three-hundred fifty-six (356). A. S. A late great addition to our class, showing up on day one without a seat to your name and continuing on here til, right up front, ready to learn. Tenacity does wonders for the tenacious. Often it is the tenacious that do wonders for the rest of us. May you continue tenaciously on in every class you find a a seat in.