Welcome to Kameron’s Lab!

Kameron in the Royal Alcazar in Seville Spain
Who am I?

Hi! My name is Kameron Young and I am a Bermudian, Biomedical Engineering student currently studying at Queen Mary University in London. I am bilingual as I speak both Spanish and English with a goal to learn more languages like Japanese (and Python of course 😊). My career goal is to become a surgeon and robotics engineer. I want to be able to conduct surgeries and develop the technology being used for them.

As a student, it is important for me to learn what I can where I can. I like to do that by researching my interests, networking with experts in my field and getting hands-on experience. Whether that be teaching myself how to use an Arduino UNO board, attending conferences in my field or simply asking professors for their opinions. I love learning new things and challenging myself. The best way to do that is to put myself out there and try everything!

Kameron flexing her bicep with the EMG sensor and smiling

Most recently, I have begun investigating EMG sensors and how they can be used for prosthesis. This has led me to start learning more about electronics and data analysis. I learned so much about tools such as Arduino microcontrollers and the wonders of Python. I cannot wait to share my progress with you. Stay tuned for more updates about this project!

My fascination with technology and engineering stems from my grandpa, Kenyetta Young. He gave me my first screwdriver when I was three and let me follow him around the house changing outlet covers. Pa was the kind of man who would step onto a construction site and the ground would shake. That’s why they called him Burning Spear, he was one of Bermuda’s well-respected trade unionists. His constant craving to gain knowledge and skills inspires me to follow my dreams and expand on my own understanding. Whether that be in electronics, engineering concepts or technology. I believe the possibilities are endless and I hope to inspire others to have the same mindset.

I can’t mention my inspirations without talking about my Mom, Angela Young. She always asks ‘why not?’ and supports all my crazy ideas. She helped to forge my confidence, taught me to dream big and encourages me to try all my passions. It’s thanks to her love and support that I am where I am today.

What is Kameron’s Lab?
Kameron and Dr. Carika Weldon at the Inaugural Bermuda Principals Conference in February 2019

As a part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program in high school, each student had to complete an Internal Assessment as a part of each class. After meeting my mentor, Dr. Carika Weldon, and her amazing genetics research I decided to do my own genetic study. It was entitled ‘How does the TAS2R38 gene affect a person’s preference for sugar and sugar intake?’. At 16 years old, I received approval from the Bermuda Hospital Board’s Ethic Committee and wrote my own questionnaires. Through the fierce love and support of my Mom, I got the word out about my study through social media, newspaper outlets, TV interviews and word of mouth. Soon, the whole island knew about my genetics study. This is when Kameron’s Lab was born.

My genetics study garnered over 400 participants from across my island home of Bermuda. I presented my results both at my high school and at the Bermuda Principles Foundation’s 3rd Annual Conference in February 2019. This led to me being offered summer placements at the University of Oxford and also the University of Exeter. Unfortunately, I was too young to take those opportunities. Today, my study is used as a blueprint for genetic research in Bermuda.

So, what is Kameron’s Lab all about now?

It is more than just a social media page with my name on it. It is a platform where I can share my projects, experiments and insights with a community of like-minded individuals. Like yourself! Kameron’s Lab will explore the exciting world of robotics and engineering from my perspective as a Bermudian woman in STEM. I hope this platform can inspire other students like me looking to grow both inside and outside of the platform. To dream limitlessly and know that no matter where they start it is the right time. It is a hub for me to not only showcase my personal projects but also amazing people and events in my field. I want Kameron’s Lab to spark dialogue and encourage others to pursue their passions.

What to Expect?
Collage of Kameron and the Hardware Pioneers Max (left) and WIRED Health (right) conferences

With Kameron’s Lab, you can expect to see a wide range of content. This includes updates on my personal projects, interviews with professionals, visiting conferences and a peak into my journey towards becoming a surgeon and robotics engineer. We’ll get into the nitty-gritty of building robots, coding challenges and, of course, highlight the latest and greatest in the field.

How to Get Involved?

Thank you for stepping into Kameron’s Lab – a place for innovation, curiosity and creativity to flourish. I cannot wait to embark on this electrifying (no pun intended) adventure with you and I invite you to be an active part of the conversation. Please share your thoughts, questions and ideas in the comments of each blog post. I would also love it if you follow me on my social media and interact with the content there. Kameron’s Lab is active on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Feel free to pop over to ask questions or just say hi 😊

Let’s create a vibrant community where we can learn from and inspire each other!

Dear Innovator,
Thank you for reading this blog post! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it for you. Be sure to take a look around at my other blog posts.
See you in the next one!

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