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Alumna makes the cover of MAKE Magazine

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Congratulations to SCU Engineering Alumni Board member Carol Reiley '04 who appears as the superhero cover model on MAKE Magazine's January 2012 issue! Carol is the first female engineer to appear on the cover of this magazine that is at the heart of the Maker Movement.

Featured in the magazine (Vol. 29, Do-it-Yourself Superhuman) are an interview with this superstar who recently received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in the area of surgical robotics, plus two articles she co-authored: Air Guitar Hero, a project Reiley reports "was originally created as a fun rehab exercise for people with amputations;" and DIY Blood Pressure Monitor, a low-cost, smart and mobile device to be used to test hypertension in third world countries.

Christopher Kitts, director of Santa Clara University's Robotics Systems Laboratory, notes that as a senior computer engineering major, Reiley "led a great robotics capstone on haptic manipulation." She and Kitts are currently brainstorming the creation of a hands-on course on haptics for SCU.

Read more about SCU's robotics programs here.



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