Global Experience

Pratt in Costa Rica (July 2nd 2018-August 12th 2018, Instructor: Elizabeth Bucholz)

I studied Spanish and BME 271 (Signals and Systems) while in San Jose, Costa Rica. The final project was to develop software that could accurately identify several species of birds (and a cow!) by inputing their bird call (or moo). Surprisingly, it worked and it was a very cool experience!

This experience further developed my knowledge in BME overall as well as immersed me in Costa Rican culture, which increased my awareness for the needs of medical/health technology in Latin America.

Hours: 1008 (6 week program)


(Top picture: me trying to record bird calls for final project)

(Bottom picture: view from Volcano Irazu, Duke-sponsored expedition)