Jessica Sparks: 3D Printing for Medical Training

Two women in white lab coats are focused on and touching a piece of machinery on a tabletop. The machine is made primarily of white plastic, but also has some metal parts, and it has some cables extending out from it. The woman in the left of the frame has long, dark blonde hair. She is seated and wears glasses. The other woman stands to the first woman Master’s student Martha Fitzgerald (left) and Dr. Jessica Sparks, associate professor in chemical, paper, and biomedical engineering, conduct research to create lifelike tissues with a 3-D printer.

“Using 3-D printing in the field of medical simulation for training has lots of potential,” Dr. Jessica Sparks says. She's on a mission to make sure that potential is realized.  Read more.