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Katie Lawson

Sameer Murarka Entrepreneurship Scholar and NC State Entrepreneurship Scholar


NC State Entrepreneurship Scholar

Katie is a junior in Industrial and Systems Engineering, minoring in Cognitive Science. She plans to apply for the accelerated Industrial and Systems Engineering masters program at NC State. She has been involved in entrepreneurship at NC State since her freshman year, through her participation as an Entrepreneurship Ambassador and being the first 2019 e5x Entrepreneurship Scholar. She is currently both the 2020 Sameer Murarka Entrepreneurship Scholar and a 2020 NC State Entrepreneurship Scholar.

Katie aims to be a leader within the field of neurological research – exploring applications like effective education/communication by measuring neurological activity during social interactions and getting introduced to a neural-controlled prosthesis. Her desire to work with people and improve their quality of life motivates her to pursue challenging research projects and to develop innovative solutions that can be implemented for a positive impact.