Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications

Ava Argento


Undergraduate Student in Mechanical Engineering

Francis College of Engineering


I am interested in developing pediatric prosthetics for children with amputations. Ideally these prosthetics would be able to move and function like the original limb by using the electrical signals from the severed nerve endings.


  • Leadership
  • Art
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Spatial awareness

I am interested in art. I spend my free time drawing, crafting and making jewelry, specifically earrings. Aside from art, I also enjoy being active. I like to swim, hike, play volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. I also love to learn new hobbies such as guitar, which I have been practicing for a couple months now.


  • University: University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Major: Mechanical engineering
    Class of: 2027
  • High School: St. Joseph’s Catholic High School, Manchester Essex Regional High School City, State: Trumbull CT, Manchester-by-the-Sea MA
    Years Attended: 2.5 (St. Joseph’s Catholic High School), 1.5 (Manchester Essex Regional High School)

Honors & Awards 

  • Principles/president’s honor roll
  • Award of academic excellence in Diverse American Stories

Work, Research, Academic & Community Experience

  • Camp counselor at Greater Beverly YMCA Summer Literacy Program
  • The creation of a device that holds protein chromatography columns onto a rack so that gravity can pull the solutions through the columns.
  • The creation of a device to contain microscopic worms on petri dishes for genetic research
  • Middle School Volleyball Coach
  • Fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society