Ember Krech is a 2016-2020 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Kansas. She received a B.S. (2015) in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University, 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 of a novel spinal fusion implant. Her future plans are to pursue a career in the biomedical industry focused on product development.
Mentor: Elizabeth A. Friis, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering