The Health Zone was a themed zone, funded by Wellcome. Veasna is a PhD student studying how to help bones heal faster after surgery, David, the winner of this zone, is a Postdoctoral Fellow designing and testing medical implants and Claire C is a researcher working with doctors to better understand how devices such as stents for the heart perform in the body. Claire B is a lecturer researching ways that different cells can be used to implant into babies with heart problems, and Bobby is a PhD student looking at ways to use lightweight materials in bio-engineering applications.
The zone was mostly on topic and lots of students in this zone were interested in careers, asking about the engineers’ individual experiences of becoming and working as an engineer. The zone was quiet compared to the other two zones in March’s event, with a below average number of students logged in.