Nicholas Pancheri

Major: Biological Engineering

Hometown: Moscow, ID

Grand Challenge: Engineering Better Medicines


The reasons I am passionate about biological engineering mirror the values and goals of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, serving people and society through knowledge and engineering. I have always been interested with aerospace, but it was not until several summers ago when I toured NASA Ames Research Center that this interest became a true passion. From this experience, I became invested in space medicine, how humans are affected by space travel, and the engineering that is necessary to maintain human health in outer space. This project is only the beginning of following my love for aerospace and incorporates my most recent research interests in tendon as well. Please click through the five program component tabs at the top of this page for a better understanding on how I am tackling this project and developing myself as an engineer.