Support student research at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS End of Year Appeal

CITRIS supports students and researchers in advancing our critical mission: To produce technology that complements human intelligence, increases digital equity, and frees our human capacity to create and innovate. See recent student stories below.

Mai Nguyen and team with Optoceutics device
Photo Cred: Joachim Rode

Combating Alzheimer’s with light

A CITRIS Invention Lab “Superuser” turned entrepreneur, Mai Nguyen recalls when she first came into the makerspace in 2014 without any hands-on experience: “At first I thought, ‘This is intimidating, I don’t know what I’m doing at all’… But my entire career changed into a different direction based on the experience I had at CITRIS.”

Julia Kramer and Visualize device
Photo Cred: Adriel Olmos

Creating devices to improve cancer screening

Julia Kramer, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student, has been working at the CITRIS Invention Lab for three years to develop low-cost training devices to help healthcare providers in Ghana learn to screen for cervical cancer. “There have been challenges in developing the device, such as how to make device assembly as repeatable and easy as possible…It’s those types of questions that the folks in the Invention Lab have been really helpful in thinking through,” says Julia.

Your year-end support helps students in 2020. Please support their ideas, their research, and their ventures to advance the public good. Please consider making a gift to CITRIS. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and enable us to expand opportunities for student discovery. Thank you for your support.