Ember Krech is a 2016-2020 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering. She received a B.S. (2015) in Mechanical Engineering, with a Minor in Mathematics, from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. Krech is currently a School of Engineering Ambassador for KU. As an undergraduate, Krech was a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, and a College of Engineering Ambassador. Krech is a University Innovation Fellow and is passionate about community service, specifically STEM outreach in the community. Krech worked as a research assistant in the Reduced Gravity and Biomechanics Laboratory for three and a half years while at NMSU and continues to pursue her interests in biomechanics at the University of Kansas in the Spine Biomechanics Lab. Her current research involves the development and testing of a novel biomaterial to promote bone healing. Her future plans are to pursue a career in the biomedical industry focused on spine product development.
Mentor: Elizabeth A. Friis, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering