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Margaret
Wagner

Cohort 6

Hometown: Cornelius, NC

Major: Biomedical Engineering, with minors in Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Professions

Research Interest: Applied biomechanics



Throughout my time at UNC, CSS has provided me many excellent resources that enrich my academic experience. My favorite has been the monthly meetings with my program coordinator.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

I loved the opportunity to enter UNC with a supportive community and cohort.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

During the Cohort Classics, I enjoyed zip-lining at UNC’s Outdoor Education Center with my cohort. It was a thrilling experience with good friends.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

Throughout my time at UNC, CSS has provided me many excellent resources that enrich my academic experience. My favorite has been the monthly meetings with my program coordinator. They have helped me to find great opportunities and to plan for the future.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I work in UNC’s Applied Biomechanics Lab with Dr. Jason Franz. My current research project is on the mechanistic link between triceps surae muscle activation and Achilles tendon displacement in young and older adults.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • CSS Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Lucas Scholars Fellowship Recipient
  • Dean’s List