Meet Our Shining Constellation of Rising Stars
MADISON WILSON: Madison, our inaugural MICS-Qualcomm Hypatia Fellow, is a Ph.D. student in Dr. Duygu Kuzum’s Neuro-electronics lab at UC San Diego. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and neuroscience.
Her current research combines the two fields through designing 3-dimensional, transparent electrode arrays to study the brain and cortical organoids.
Madison is extremely active to broaden participation of under-served communities in engineering and technology. She is currently the president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Council whose mission is to engage the ~1000-person student community through social, professional, and outreach activities. She is also a co-organizer of Escribamos Ciencia, a program promoting scientific English reading and writing skills to bilingual middle schoolers in Baja California through interactive STEM video modules. As part of Hypatia cohort, she plans to mentor women undergrad and incoming PhD students.
In her free time, she enjoys planning parties with friends and takes advantage of San Diego weather as much as possible through surfing, hiking, and rock climbing.