Outstanding Graduate, Spring 2021
“Engineering is magical,” says Kameron Moore. “It encourages you to make anything and everything you can imagine and lets you turn your wildest ideas into solutions to humanity’s problems.”
After four years at Arizona State University studying biomedical engineering, which blends technology and biology, Moore is ready to use his engineering skills to make tangible improvements in health care and in the lives of others.
He knew he was in the right place in his second year when he was a summer camp counselor at the SEE@ASU outreach opportunity for high school students.
“Seeing the energy and talking about my achievements as just a sophomore solidified my knowledge that I was on the right path,” Moore says. “The camp required me to reflect on my experience at the time and also opened my eyes to more opportunities within ASU and engineering.”
He connected with his biomedical engineering peers as a member of the ASU chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society and served as an undergraduate teaching assistant — and later an instructional assistant and grader — for BME 282: Biomedical Product Design and Development II.
Moore had his own experience designing biomedical devices as part of his senior capstone project, in which he conducted research at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Mayo Clinic and ultimately designed a new medical device called a pelvic circumferential compression device to treat pelvic fractures.
The New American University Scholar and Elks Scholarship recipient also took his skills beyond ASU. He interned at a biomedical device company and participated in a National Science Foundation summer research experience for undergraduates, or REU, at the University of Houston working on a brain-controlled exoskeleton for stroke survivors.
Moore’s biggest achievement came near the end of his senior year as a student in ASU’s Barrett, The Honors College, when he successfully defended and published his honors thesis, which also centers on studying pressure metrics used in existing pelvic circumferential compression devices.
And he even studied abroad twice — in Havana, Cuba, and León, Spain — and learned Portuguese.
In the fall, Moore begins graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Boston University. Long term, he has big plans.
First, he wants to work in neurotechnology, specifically to develop brain-computer interfaces and rehabilitation technology for neurological diseases and disorders.
He also wants to work for the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other government organizations to “ensure the safety, efficacy and equity for health care and health care products for all.”
He believes the Fulton Schools’ emphasis on cooperative engineering and diversity has prepared him to tackle these ambitions.
“I want to use my education to make health care better for all,” Moore says.