Sabera Talukder
Neuroengineer | Creator | Researcher

Honors, Media, and Scholarships

Thanks to my research directions of neuroengineering and creating systems to help people in third world countries, I have had many amazing opportunites to speak about my work and be funded to continue my work. Listed below are a subset of the publicity and scholarships that I have received.

Electrical Engineering Honors Thesis (06/2016 - 06/2018)

Honors​ ​Thesis entitled:​ ​A​ ​smoke​ ​removing​ ​DC-DC​ ​converter​ ​composed​ ​of​ ​a 7-stage​ ​class-DE​ ​rectifier​ ​and​ ​a​ ​class​ ​phi​ ​2​ ​inverter. Hosted by Stanford Libraries here.

Biology Honors Thesis (03/2017 - 06/2018)

Honors​ ​Thesis entitled:​ ​Exploring​ ​visual​ ​memories​ ​in​ ​fruit​ ​flies​ ​via​ ​a​ ​closed​ ​loop​ ​visual​ ​system. Hosted by Stanford Libraries here.

First Authorship and Oral Presenation (07/2017)

I was the primary author and​ ​oral​ presenter ​at​ ​2017​ ​IEEE​ ​Compel:​ ​with​ ​a​ ​paper​ ​titled:​ ​ A portable electrostatic precipitator to reduce respiratory deaths in rural environments ​*Also​ ​available​ ​on​ ​Google​ ​Scholar.

Stanford​ ​Electrical​ ​Engineering​ ​Spotlight (05/2017)

In​ ​recognition​ ​of​ ​my​ ​electrostatic precipitator​ ​project,​ ​academic​ ​excellence,​ ​and​ ​intersectionality​ ​with​ ​neurobiology​ ​I​ ​was​ ​featured in​ ​a​ ​Stanford​ ​EE​ ​Spotlight​ ​alongside​ ​Stanford​ ​professors​ ​and​ ​graduate​ ​students.

Poster​ ​Presentation​ ​at​ ​Electrical​ ​Engineering​ ​PhD​ ​Admit​ ​Weekend (04/2017)

I​ ​was the​ ​only​ ​undergraduate​ ​presenting,​ ​and​ ​spoke​ ​about​ ​EE​ ​Honors​ ​Research​ ​at​ ​Stanford.

Academic​ ​Scholarships​ (09/2014​ ​-​ ​06/2018)​

Allen​ ​J.​ ​​and ​Kathleen Lauer​ ​Scholarship,​ ​Gabilan​ ​Undergrad​ ​Diversity​ ​Scholarship,​ ​Sally​ ​Ann​ ​Foote​ ​Scholarship, George​ ​and ​Barbara​ ​Mrkonic​ ​Scholarship,​ ​Packaged​ ​Foundation​ ​Diversity​ ​Scholarship,​ ​University General​ ​Scholarship,​ ​SPOT​ ​Scholarship​ ​Fund,​ ​and​ ​Stanford​ ​Scholarship​ ​Fund.

Ronald​ ​McDonald​ ​House​ ​Scholarship​ (09/2014​ ​-​ ​06/2016)​

​I​ ​was​ ​one​ ​of​ ​100​ ​students recognized​ ​for​ ​my​ ​excellence​ ​as​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Bay​ ​Area​ ​community

Kaiser​ ​Permanente​ ​Asian​ ​American​ ​Scholarship​ (09/2014​ ​-​ ​05/2016)​

1​ ​of​ ​7​ ​Kaiser​ ​Permanente​ ​Asian​ ​American​ ​Scholarship​ ​Recipients​ ​for​ ​all​ ​of Northern​ ​California:​ ​I​ ​was​ ​recognized​ ​out​ ​of​ ​300​ ​applicants​ ​for​ ​being​ ​an​ ​Asian​ ​American​ ​leader of​ ​the​ ​future​ ​through​ ​creating and deploying my​ ​water purification project and founding the language outreach club.

Los​ ​Gatos​ ​Lions​ ​Club​ ​Scholarship​ (09/2014​ ​-​ ​05/2016)​

1​ ​of​ ​8​ ​Los​ ​Gatos​ ​Lions​ ​Club​ ​Scholarship​ ​Recipients:​ ​Out​ ​of​ ​my​ ​440​ ​person high​ ​school​ ​class​ ​8​ ​people​ ​received​ ​this​ ​scholarship​ ​for​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​the​ ​community.​ ​My commitment​ ​was​ ​through​ ​implementing​ ​and​ ​deploying​ ​my​ ​water​ ​purification​ ​project​ ​and founding​ ​the​ ​Language​ ​Outreach​ ​Club​ ​which​ ​taught​ ​Bangladeshi​ ​students​ ​English​ ​skills​ ​that increased​ ​their​ ​job​ ​opportunities.

HBO’s​ ​Showtime (08/2013)

Had a 2.5 hour filming session with HBO’s​ ​Showtime in Los Angeles for a series about how global warming is further limiting drinking water options in Dhaka Bangladesh.

Google​+​ ​Broadcast;​ (07/​2013​)

Spoke with Google about my experience leading up to and at the Google science fair, and my implementation of my water purification project in Bangladesh. Here is a link to the interview.

Cal​ifornia ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Sciences Presentation (09/2012)

Presented at the California​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Sciences in San​ ​Francisco about my water purification project. During the presentation it was great to talk to young budding scientists about how to take science projects and make them actionable in the field.

Google Science Fair ​Finalists (07/2012)​

I was 1​ ​of​ ​5​ ​International​ ​Google​ ​Science​ ​Fair​ ​Finalists:​ ​Out​ ​of​ ​~7,000​ ​applicants​ ​I​ ​became 1​ ​of​ ​5​ ​global​ ​finalists​ ​in​ ​the​ ​15-16​ ​age​ ​category.​ ​I​ ​designed,​ ​developed​ ​and​ ​deployed​ ​UVc (ultraviolet-c),​ ​solar​ ​powered,​ ​sub​ ​$25​ ​water​ ​purification​ ​system​ ​in​ ​two​ ​of​ ​Sajida​ ​Foundation’s day-care​ ​centers​ ​for​ ​street​ ​children.​ ​The​ ​system​ ​had​ ​to​ ​be​ ​deployable​ ​in​ ​rural​ ​villages​ ​and​ ​low lying​ ​flood​ ​affected​ ​coastal​ ​regions​ ​of​ ​Bangladesh​ ​(where​ ​I​ ​did​ ​extensive​ ​field​ ​work),​ ​so​ ​that​ ​the people​ ​who​ ​needed​ ​the​ ​water​ ​most​ ​could​ ​have​ ​access​ ​to​ ​it.

Scientific​ ​American,​ ​Science​ ​in​ ​Action​ ​Finalists 07/2012)​

I was 1​ ​of​ ​13​ ​International​ ​Scientific​ ​American,​ ​Science​ ​in​ ​Action​ ​Finalists. This was thanks to the work I did with my water purification project.

NPR​ ​Science​ ​Friday​ ​with​ ​Ira​ ​Flatow (06/2012)​

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on Science Friday with Ira Flatow. It was an honor to talk about my water purification project and my plans for it. My​ ​interview​ ​begins​ ​at​ ​12:50​ ​here.

PBS​ ​Newshour​ ​Special (06/2012)

Spoke about my water purification project, and all of my goals with how to deploy in in Dhaka, Bangladesh so that the system could start helping people.