To say that Tayluer Streat-Ricchiuti has a thing for robotics and a drive to make a difference in people’s lives is something of an understatement.
As a part of her high school robotics team, she was encouraged to pursue an engineering career. She received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in biomedical systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
This past spring, Tayluer (pictured here with CSU President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D.) graduated with her master’s in biomedical engineering from Cleveland State University. She's now pursuing a biomedical engineering Ph.D. at CSU. ?
Throughout her educational journey at CSU, Tayluer has competed in the NEOvations bench to bedside with her team claiming second place for their low-cost solution for treating Hyperbilirium in developing countries. This past year, she has served as a regional pre-college initiative chair for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). This past spring, she was elected as the national pre-college initiative chair for 2022-2023.
Having a CSU student with this kind of national responsibility is impressive. Still, her highlight reel doesn't end there: she has taught, tutored, and mentored high school women and men pursuing STEM studies at the Fenn Academy’s Hyland Stem Institute and EIF Biomedical and Environmental camp this past summer.?
Tayluer is already changing the world from right here at CSU!
With that in mind let’s introduce you to Tayluer, the subject of our latest Student Success Stories video!