Celebrating the Class of 2022

May 23, 2022

Last week, The University of Texas at Austin granted 120 bachelor's degrees, 12 master's degrees (seven of which were integrated bachelor's/master's), and 6 doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering. 

Graduates received their diplomas at livestreamed events located in the EER, which can be viewed at the Cockrell's YouTube channel. 

Undergraduate Student Graduation Recognition Celebration

Graduate Student Graduation Recognition Celebration

After a three-year pause from celebrating our graduates in-person, the Department of Biomedical Engineering once again hosted our Graduation Reception following events at the Cockrell School of Engineering. Department Chair Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert honored three students with student leadership awards, and all of them gave inspired words to their fellow graduates. 

Nicole Swingle received a student leadership award in recognition of her service as a member of the AEMB BME Honors Society, and as a department learning assistant. She conducted reserach in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the Akinwande Nano Research Group and interned with Medtronic and Pareto Tree. Her post-graduation plans include working with Medtronic as a clinical specialist in cardiac rhythm management.

Student leadership award recipient Jonathan Matthews was a member of BMES and BOLT and served as a first-year interest group peer mentor for two  years. He did research with Dr. Tim Yeh, where he became a second-author of a publicaiton in progress. He will attend graduate school in computer science at Columbia University.

Aidan Weitzner accepted her awardin a pre-recorded message. She was recognized for her service as the Global Health Coordinator for the UT Global Health Alliance, as a learning assistant and as a committee member for the Alaska Black Caucus Allies for Change. As a student researcher, she authored two publications, and she also received the 2022 Cockrell School of Engineering Scholar/Leader Award. She will attend medical school at John Hopkins School of Medicine.

Photos from the May 20th Texas BME Graduation Reception