Joy Maran ’19 is an international relations and economics double major with a Nexus concentration in global business. A member of Professor Jon Western's American Foreign Policy class, Joy and her fellow students used the Makerspace as a way to discuss the use, power and ethics of drone technology — by building their own drones.
From self-teaching robots to gene editing technology, 2015 has seen women leading the way in ground-breaking scientific and technological innovation around the world.
Wired.co.uk featured a few of these innovators, including Melissa Little, head of the Kidney Research Laboratory in Melbourne. Little was responsible for the growth of mini-kidneys from stem cells which were able to form all the cell types found in human kidneys.
"The mini-kidney is very complex and more like the real organ than ever before," said Little. "It's important for drug testing, and also opens the door for cell therapy and bioengineering of replacement kidneys. One day this may mean new treatments for patients with kidney failure."