Notable Knights

Notable Knights in a twice per month profile that highlights an SSPP graduate

and his/her achievements since graduation 

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Matthew Foster – SSPP Class of 2012

SSPP alum, Matthew Foster is entering his junior year at Elon University where he majors in engineering and minors in physics and starts as the tight end on the football team.

This past summer Matt stayed on campus to build an Optical Coherence Tomography Laser System which will be used for imaging and possibly treating skin and breast cancer.

Matt explained, “The benefits of this type of imaging is that you are able to see much smaller areas in much higher detail: 10 to 100 times better than an MRI scan.” In the future, Matt will be working to attach a therapeutic laser to the system for the minimal invasive treatment of cancerous cells.

For his inspiring work in the classroom and on the field, Matt has been nominated for an Academic All American Award.