John Drazan

PhD Candidate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

John Drazan is a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His dissertation research is focused on the development of implantable, wireless sensors that measure forces and pressures within the body. Prior to his time at Rensselaer, John studied physics and played varsity basketball at SUNY Geneseo. In addition to his biomedical research, John is also the STEM director for 4th Family Inc., where he engages urban students in STEM outreach using sports science and analytics. As STEM director, John has been able to assemble a diverse team of academics, teachers, basketball coaches, and players united by a common goal of broadening educational opportunity for our youth through a shared love of basketball.