At the age of five, second-year UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Gary Liu was diagnosed with a chronic condition called minimal change kidney disease. His experience with the disease inspired him to study bioengineering and develop solutions to treat kidney disease. With bioengineering, Gary aims to improve his own health and help others suffering from kidney disease.
UW Bioengineering research assistant professor Anthony Convertine was named the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Polymer Chemistry Blog Author of the Month. In an interview on the RSC Polymer Chemistry blog, Dr. Convertine, whose academic background is in polymer science and engineering, talks about his latest work, inspiration to become a chemist and what he enjoys doing in his free time.
UW Bioengineering invites faculty, students and staff to register for Biomaterials Day 2015: Biomaterials in Translation: From Academia to Industry. This event will feature talks from leading professors and physicians on applications and research in biomaterials and a panel discussion on biomaterials in industry.
UW Bioengineering welcomes current BS Bioengineering student Lael Wentland into her new role as undergraduate peer advisor. In this role Lael will help prospective students gain an inside perspective on the UW Bioengineering undergraduate student experience.
UW Bioengineering Professors Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett have been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015. Drs. Pun and Daggett join UW Bioengineering’s 18 other AIMBE Fellows. AIMBE, or the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering,is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives through medical and biological engineering.
UW Bioengineering adjunct faculty (professor and chair of chemical engineering) François Baneyx was elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows Class of 2015. He joins two UW Bioengineering core faculty elected to AIMBE in 2015, Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett.
UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor receives Pilcher Faculty Fellowship, a new award for faculty who demonstrate outstanding potential for scholarly and professional contributions to the field of bioengineering and a commitment to biomedical innovation and commercialization.
More than 200 students, faculty and staff gathered in the UW’s HUB Lyceum Room on Friday, December 5th for the annual UW BioE Holiday Party to enjoy food, beverages and communal holiday spirit. Special guest Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and December UW Walker Ames lecturer, was in attendance. Party attendees participated in the Bake-Off, Ugly Sweater Contest and more!
The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards have nominated four UW Bioengineering undergraduate students for its campus nominees for 2015-16 Goldwater Scholarships. The Goldwater Scholarship is a national merit scholarship program for students in science and mathematics that recognizes the service and courage of Senator Barry Goldwater.
Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2014-15 UW Bioengineering capstone scholarships: Benjamin Read, Fablina Sharara and William Walker.