Senior Regina Baker, a double major in Computer Science in Biology, was named the Muskingum University Science Division’s Student of the Month in recognition of her research, internship, and service achievements. She is also the recipient of Muskingum’s Computer Science Department Award and the Biology Department’s Clement C. Dash Scholar Award.
Regina’s current research focuses on the use of facial recognition technology in fighting the opioid epidemic, and her prior research involved efforts that are helping to bring back the threatened American Chestnut Tree.
During the summer of 2018, she was selected for an internship with Triad Labs, a New Concord-based start-up company led by Larry Triplett ’80 and Greg Adams ’81, where she created virtual reality games for use in physical therapy.
Regina helped to create Muskingum University’s Sisterhood Recoded, a coding camp for girls ages 10-15 which offered its second annual camp in August 2018, and Newark City School District’s Girls Coding For A Cause camp, funded through the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
She also volunteers her time through the Student Readiness Collaborative (SRC) to speak with high school students about the importance of continuing their education and how to utilize strategies for success in higher education.
Following her December 2018 graduation, Regina intends to pursue a career involving machine learning and artificial intelligence in the medical field.