IGS Executive Board

Emma Kantola
IGS President

“I am a fifth-year dual degree in electrical engineering with biomedical applications and applied and computational mathematics. I joined IGS because outreach initiatives for developing countries have always been a passion of mine. Programs such as the Peace Corps or Engineers Without Borders have always sparked my interest, and IGS held similar values for their mission statement. One day I hope to work in a field that allows me to help developing countries with my designs, and IGS has been a great starting point for me.”

Maggie Blevins
Incubator Co-Team Lead

“I am a fourth-year Biomedical engineering major.  I joined IGS because I had heard the many benefits of the enterprise program here at tech, but being a biomedical engineering major, it was hard for me to find an enterprise that had projects that interested me.  I didn’t know which enterprise was for me until I saw the infant incubator project and heard how awesome it was from someone on the team.  One of my favorite things about IGS is that I get to work with different majors within my team, which has allowed me the opportunity to learn and look at problems from different perspectives.”

Morgan Thomas
Incubator Co-Team Lead

“I am a third-year Biomedical engineering major and Public Health minor.  I joined IGS my second year at Michigan Tech as a trial member after wanting more hands-on experience and application to my degree. One of my favorite things about IGS is it is nothing like any other class or club at Tech. The push for creativity, collaboration with students with different majors, working with real-world engineers, and application to real-world problems is just the tip of the iceberg of what this enterprise has to offer. There is nothing better than being a part of something that you are passionate about and I’ve been fortunate enough to do so with this project.”

Riley Dickert
Aquaponics Team Lead

“I am a fourth-year Physics major with minors in Ecology and Economics. I joined IGS after hearing about the opportunity to work on an Aquaponics system, a field that I intend to go into. I really enjoy working with product incubators, and the structure of IGS allows you to join a project that is just being started and that you can play a large role in developing. IGS simulates programs such as Engineers without Borders and the Peace Corp, and this means that regardless of your major, anyone can offer their skills to the projects. The most rewarding part of being in IGS for me is communicating with and having the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world. IGS offers an opportunity to work on globally relevant projects in a way that no other Enterprise does.”