Former BME Student Receives 2010 Acta Student Award

Shala Suri, a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology who graduated with her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010, received the 2010 Acta Student Award for her contributions to the manuscript “Photopatterned collagen-hyaluronic acid interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels, “ published in the September 2009 issue of Acta Biomaterialia.

Oscar Ayala Receives SPIE Scholarship

The Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) recently awarded undergraduate biomedical engineering student Oscar Ayala with a $1500 Educational Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering.

BME Graduates Class of 2010

Nearly 100 biomedical engineering students received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees during the Cockrell School of Engineering’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21 at the Frank Erwin Center.

SPIE Awards Scholarships to Two Graduate Students

The Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) recently awarded Bo Wang and Yun-Sheng Chen scholarships.

Kim and Wang Receive William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Awards

Biomedical engineering graduate students Seungsoo Kim and Bo Wang each received William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Awards.

Students Receive Graduate School Fellowships

Three biomedical engineering graduate students have received Graduate School Continuing Fellowships for 2010–2011.

Student Organization UT for REED Attends Clinton Global Initiative Conference

UT for Rural Enhancement through Education and Design (UT for REED) recently sent eight representatives to the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University conference at the University of Miami.

Society for Biomaterials Honors BME Students

The Society for Biomaterials has selected Charlie Drinnan and Lonnissa Nguyen to receive the organization’s Student Travel Achievement Recognition (STAR!).

BME Undergrads Win Top Prize at Roden Case Study Competition

The Excelsior team, comprised of biomedical engineering’s Lucas Artusi, Blayne Kettlewell, and Amy O’Neil, along with business major Stephanie Nixon, won first prize at the 2nd Annual Roden Case Competition in February.

BME Students Win Four Top Awards at GAIN Conference

Four Biomedical Engineering graduate students were presented with awards at the annual Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) event held on February 23 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.

Varun Pattani Receives Best Student/Resident Paper Award from American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) has recognized Varun Pattani with a Best Student/Resident Paper Award in the Basic Science/Optical Diagnostics section for the 30th ASLMS Annual Conference.

Emily Chen Receives Cockrell School of Engineering Student Leadership Award

Emily Chen, an undergraduate in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Plan II Honors Program, was recently presented with a 2010 Cockrell School of Engineering Student Leadership Award.

Min Qu receives Best Poster Award in the Photons Plus Ultrasound conference at the 2010 SPIE Photonics West Symposium

Min Qu, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Professor Stanislav Emelianov in the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory, has received the “Best Poster Award” in the Photons Plus Ultrasound conference at the 2010 SPIE Photonics West symposium, held in San Francisco, California.

Armin Aliefendic Receives 2009 First-Year Interest Group Mentor Award

Mr. Armin Aliefendic, a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student, is the recipient of the 2009 Cockrell School of Engineering Outstanding First-Year Interest Group Mentor Award.

Natalie Craik Receives Prestigious Larry Temple Scholarship

Ms. Natalie Craik, a Biomedical Engineering and Plan II Honors undergraduate student, has been honored as one of two winners of the 2009-2010 Larry Temple Scholarship.