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PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Elizabeth Childs

2021 Cohort

Suffolk, Virginia, United States

Elizabeth Childs, from Suffolk, Virginia, is pursuing a PhD in mechanical engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Elizabeth plans to enhance education via augmented reality and haptics technologies. She has developed modular robots for explosive ordnance disposal for Cambodia, co-taught 3D printing to pre-professionals in Cambodia, and co-led science demonstrations in indigenous Ecuadorian schools. She has mentored first-generation students in undergraduate research, leading them in 3D printing research. She published this work as a first author in the peer-reviewed Journal for Microelectromechanical Systems. She was awarded the Academic Achievement Award.


PhD in Mechanical Engineering