BME Undergraduate Selected as Commencement Student Responder

Lindsay Wendel, Weldon School Senior
Lindsay Wendel, Weldon School Senior, will give the student address at the Purdue University College of Engineering Graduation, May 13th.
Lindsay E. Wendel, a graduating senior in biomedical engineering, has been selected as the student responder for the engineering commencement ceremony, to be held on May 13th.

Lindsay is the first BME student to receive this prestigious honor.

Lindsay is a true scholar in every sense of the word. She has received Dean’s List and Semester Honors every semester, and has already earned several academic awards and honors, including: the Purdue University Academic Success Award, Richard T. Hartzell Engineering Scholarship, the Charles Wayne Sullivan BME Outstanding Sophomore Scholarship, and induction into Purdue's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Lindsay continues to receive recognition for her hard work and dedication. She has received the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) Boeing Corporate Award, SWE Outstanding Chair award, and a Purdue Engineering Student Council EXPO scholarship. Last year, she was selected to receive the Bruce Helfert Memorial Award.

Lindsay is currently an undergraduate research participant under the direction of Eric Nauman, Associate Professor of BME and ME. Her research focuses on mechanical testing of cell-seeded tendon replacement scaffolds. She is also a two year participant in the National Science Foundation program in Quantitative Physiology. She has participated in designing mentoring activities for middle and high school students to introduce them to the field of Quantitative Physiology. Additionally, simplified versions of these activities will be part of Spring Fest and Lindsey hopes to present these activities at her local high school as well.