Homan Wins Best Presentation Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Kimberly Homan, a doctoral student working in Professor Stanislav Emelianov’s lab, won the “Best Presentation Award” at the Graduate Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Student Presentation Competition.

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BOLT Receives Student Organization Award

The University of Texas at Austin Student Volunteer Board recently recognized The Biomedical Outreach and Leadership Team (BOLT) with the Premier Student Organization in Service Award for the month of September 2010.

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Seidlits Receives Competitive Baxter Early Career Development Award

Stephanie Seidlits, who received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with Dr. Christine Schmidt in May 2010, is the recipient of the highly competitive Baxter Early Career Development Award in Bioengineering.

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BME Graduate Students Receive Fellowships

Twenty-five biomedical engineering (BME) graduate students have received fellowship awards for the 2010–2011 academic year through either the Cockrell School of Engineering or through the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award training grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SPIE Awards Scholarships to Two Graduate Students

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

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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.

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Students Receive Graduate School Fellowships

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

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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.

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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!).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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