Dmitriy Timerman - Columbia University

Dmitriy Timerman is a senior at Columbia University studying Biomedical Engineering. At Columbia, he is president of the New York Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi and serves as vice-president on the board of the Biomedical Engineering Society. He has been involved in research since he was a student at Stuyvesant High School and is currently a member of the Laboratory for Functional Optical Imaging. For his work on the potential clinical use of optical imaging, he was recognized in the 2011 Goldwater Scholarship as an Honorable Mention. He has also worked to improve the connection between high school students interested in research and labs around New York City by creating LabInternship.com, a service intended to help facilitate the process. Dmitriy was born in Ukraine and is interested in the potential of technological innovation in the developing world. As part of this goal, he has been involved with Engineers without Borders and CatarAct International. His non-academic interests include hiking in New Hampshire, playing chess, and reading.

Vision

As an NCIIA Student Ambassador, I want to connect many of the student-led initiatives at Columbia and to provide an environment for innovation. I intend to collaborate with student leaders around campus and entrepreneurs in New York City to introduce creative ideas and startups to the community. By providing students and faculty with improved access to socially engaged entrepreneurship opportunities, I hope to continue on the success that Columbia has had with technological innovation.