Battling Breast Cancer

by Michael Mullaney on March 3, 2011

Sevan Goenezen is working to develop better, faster, and more comfortable techniques for breast cancer screening. A doctoral stuent in MANE, he is one of the three finalists for this year’s $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Rensselaer Student Prize.

As I mentioned a few days ago, the Lemelson competition really represents some of the best of the best student research at Renssealaer, and puts a spotlight on the direct value and promise of student research. It’s also a clear output and, in my view, strong validation of the dollars invested by our state and federal government into basic research, but that’s a can of worms for another day.

Check out the above video for a nice snapshot of Sevan’s project, and some perspective on the gravity of the challenge he’s looking to solve.