Astros Fellowship Sends Azalia Cyphers to Women in Sports Data Symposium

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Undergraduate Azalia Cyphers finally will be able to merge her passions for biomedical engineering and sports at the Women in Sports Data Symposium in late August, courtesy of the Houston Astros.

The Major League Baseball team has selected Cyphers for an inaugural Women in Sports Data Fellowship, supporting her attendance at the symposium in Brooklyn and giving her the “very rare opportunity of pursuing my interests and dreams,” according to the third-year student in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.

“It was already surreal discovering the Women in Sports Data initiative and how MLB really wanted to pour into women that aspire to work in technical roles through the fellowship, so to be selected felt like a dream come true,” Cyphers said. “I was inspired by the women behind the scenes of professional sports. As a former athlete and manager for my high school baseball team, I’ve always wanted to examine the intersection of biomedical engineering for injury prevention and recovery.”

Read the full story on the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering website.


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  • Created By: Joshua Stewart
  • Created: 08/17/2022
  • Modified By: Joshua Stewart
  • Modified: 09/26/2022


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