Madeline Groettum, a Hibbing High School and Hibbing Community College graduate and currently a sophomore at The Catholic University of America was honored to be asked to present her research at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Local Denver Conference in March of 2019. After spending a semester interning at Medtronic, Madeline was able to bring her research back to CUA and continue to evaluate the data in an independent study class taught at the University. After Madeline attended the SWE national conference in Minneapolis in October of 2018, advisers and peers encouraged her to submit her research to a local conference. Once she was accepted, she flew to Denver with poster in hand to represent CUA biomedical engineering. She gave a 10-minute presentation and participated in a poster session as part of the undergraduate collegiate poster competition. Four undergraduate students out of 85 applicants were chosen to compete from all around the country. Madeline’s research examined the relationship between coatings on medical device electrodes and the current measured using cyclic voltammetry using the medical device electrode as a working electrode. At the end of the conference, it was evident that all of Madeline’s hard work had paid off. She walked away that weekend with a first place certificate.