Marcia Pool Selected as Patricia I. Horner Outstanding Chapter Advisor for AEMB

Patricia I. Horner Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award
The Patricia I. Horner Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award, presented to Dr. Marcia Pool
Marcia Pool, Biomedical Engineering Instructional Laboratory Coordinator for the Weldon School, was recently selected as the Patricia I. Horner Outstanding Chapter Advisor for Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Honors Society.
The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering began its own chapter of Alpha Eta Mu Beta - one of biomedical engineering's only National Honor Societies - in the fall semester of 2010. Initially founded by Dr. Daniel Reneau of Louisiana Tech University in 1979, AEMB membership is offered to the top fifth of juniors and top third of seniors in biomedical engineering programs.

AEMB's main goals are to promote the understanding of the profession as well as recognize the excellence within the field. In addition, the purpose of AEMB is to bring into closer union and to mark in an outstanding manner those biomedical engineers who have manifested a deep interest and market ability in their chosen life work so as to promote an understanding of their profession and to develop its members professionally.

In her nomination, Dr. Pool was cited for her guidance through the club's initial organization, and the programs they have since developed. The group currently has three core committees: internal affairs, personal development, and community outreach. She has actively supported AEMB's activities, including a Winter Ball, outreach activities with elementary schools around the state, and participation at BMES conferences. Her open door policy, coupled with her commitment to student mentoring was a deciding factor in her selection for this award.