BME Undergraduates Recognized for Excellence
Stacey Wallis and Aaditya Chandramouli were selected to receive the 2001-2012 Charles Wayne Sullivan Outstanding Sophomore Scholarship. Stacey has been involved in research during her second semester as a sophomore in synthesizing collagen to be used in cartilage and tendons. Aaditya will be starting his junior year in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering in the Fall. His ultimate goal is to pursue graduate school upon finishing his BS degree, and eventually do research in biomechanics.
Amanda Evans and Ben Winski will receive the 2011-2012 Havel-Decker Outstanding Junior Scholarship. Amanda has had the opportunity to work in Professor Pedro Irazoqui's laboratory doing research on implantable devices for epilepsy treatment. She will be spending the summer in the UK working for an innovation consulting firm. In addition to his biomedical engineering studies, Ben is the President of the Purdue Timmy Foundation and a member of the Purdue Student Union Board. He is working on obtaining a certificate in entrepreneurship in conjunction with his BS degree in biomedical engineering. He will spend the summer working with GE Healthcare in Milwaukee.
The 2011-2012 David and Stephen Grubbs Summer Research Fellowship will go to BME junior Garrett Shannon. He is currently involved in undergraduate research with Professor Corey Neu, designing and constructing low cost in vitro microscope mounted cartilage loading systems and performing research on the mechanobiological response of cartilage under loading.
Congratulations to all for your accomplishments!