Weldon Students Win Awards at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium Best Abstract Award winners Elizabeth Mercer (center) and Johnny Zhang (right)
Four Weldon Students won awards at the Purdue University Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium.

The annual event was hosted by the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Technology and Honors and seeks to raise awareness about undergraduate research programs at Purdue. The symposium is open to any undergraduate student currently conducting research. The winners are:

College of Engineering Dean Choice Award: Max Youngs (sophomore)

College of Engineering Student Choice Award: Anna Filley (junior)

Best Abstract for Innovative Technology / Entrepreneurship & Design Award: Johnny Zhang and Elizabeth Mercer (senior)

All the Weldon students who won are currently working with associate professor of biomedical engineering Kevin Otto in the Neuroprostheses Research Laboratory. The activities in the Neuroprostheses Research Laboratory are centered on basic and applied research utilizing neural engineering approaches to treat neurological disorders.

A complete list of winners is available at the 2013 URPS Award Winners page.