Amy is the Senior Biomedical Engineer in the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology’s Anatomic Modeling Lab in Rochester, Minn. In her role, she uses advanced medical software to convert 2D radiological imaging data into 3D printed models. Her main focus is working directly with surgical teams to digitally plan a patient’s boney reconstructive surgery, and then design and print surgical cutting guides precisely aligned to that individual’s case.
Melodie Yashar is a design architect, researcher and co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a 10-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in NASA’s Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat for the proposal "Mars Ice House."
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