Author Archives: allielum


In 2003, the Human Genome Project was considered completed. This international project was a collaborative, all hands-on deck research project.  The first draft had 3 billion base pairs and about 90% of the entire genome completed.  The completion of the Human Genome Project sparked a genetic revolution and redefined the diagnostic and tool space.  Since then, the project […]

Art Reimagined

For years, the only technology museums used were their websites, but now technology is creating new ways to experience art and is revolutionizing the consumption of art. During spring break, I travelled to Paris and Amsterdam.  I dragged all my friends to multiple museums and noticed that each museum had a different approach for incorporating […]

I spy a Unicorn!

Once upon a time, companies with a private market valuation of $1 billion or more were as rare as unicorns.  Today, companies that meet or exceed this high valuation have been labeled as such, but, with the increase in venture funding and innovative technology, they are no longer rare.  These venture-backed companies now run global empires and are […]

The Power of the First Impression

Entering this course, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I had spoken to many students who have taken the class, and while, everyone highly recommended the course, each person’s takeaways had been drastically different.  As a senior, I have waited three years to finally be able to choose courses first and have the flexibility to take courses […]

JUMP Skip Scoot your way around SF über fast

San Francisco, a 45-minute ride from the heart of Silicon Valley, has been growing like wildfire.  Between 2010 and 2016 there has been an increase of 70,000 people and 150,000 new jobs in San Francisco alone.  The city is known for its hills and lack of public transportation, but have no fear! Over the last 10 years, variations […]