Purdue BME students selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Fellowships provide the student with a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), as well as access to opportunities for professional development available to NSF-supported graduate students. Fellowships may only be used for an eligible graduate degree program at an academic institution accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US, its territories, possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.
Brendan Ball is currently a NIH T32 Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Weldon School, working as a graduate research assistant in the lab of Dr. Douglas Brubaker. He completed his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2021. Within the Weldon School, he serves as the Outreach Chair for the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association. In addition to the NSF GRFP, Brendan has received the Purdue Graduate Bridge scholarship and is part of both the Leslie Bottorff Fellowship and Reese Terry Fellowship.
Juliet Heye received her BMEBS degree from Purdue University in 2018. While at Purdue, she was active in the Purdue Undergraduate Life Science in Engineering Research Student Council, Biomedical Engineering Society, Alpha Eta Mu Beta (Biomedical Engineering honors society), Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and Purdue Equestrian Team. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Katherine received her BMEBS degree from the Weldon School in December 2021. She was an undergraduate research assistant working in the lab of Dr. Craig Goergen where she utilized software programs to create models to show aneurysm progression. She was active as a BME student ambassador, leadership in Women in Engineering and a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She is currently serving as a post baccaleurate research asssistant at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania.
Hammad Khan is currently a NIH T32 Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Weldon School, working with Dr. Krishna Jayant in the Nano Neurotechnology Lab. His research focuses on technologically driven neuroscience. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in May 2020. At Purdue, Hammad is active as the Treasurer of Purdue's Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association, a mentor for the Honors College, and was a receipient of the Steven Ash Fellowship.