UW Bioengineering undergraduates Ian Andrews, Alice Bosma-Moody and Gina Hansen have received Goldwater Scholarship Awards for the 2015-16 academic year. Earlier this year, four BioE students were nominated for the prestigious scholarship program. All Goldwater Scholar nominees from the University of Washington in 2015 were from BioE.
Undergraduate Abbi Helfer to participate in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program
UW Bioengineering undergraduate Abbi Helfer was selected for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Abbi will work in the lab of Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem, whose research focuses on stem cell biology, and stem cell gene transfer to treat patients with genetic and acquired diseases.
UW Bioengineering undergraduate Kadin Brooks has been selected as an Amgen Scholar and will participated in the 2015 Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars Program. He’ll live on-campus at Stanford University from June-August and work full-time on a research project focused on cell biology.
UW Bioengineering undergraduate student and peer advisor Lael Wentland has been chosen to participate in the Engineering World Health (EWF) Summer Institute in Tanzania.
UW Bioengineering junior Soley Olafsson is a recipient of the Greek of the Week award. This new highlights the accomplishments of the UW Greek community members and the strides they have taken to deter the negative connotations surrounding Greek life around the country.
UW Bioengineering faculty Suzie Pun and Albert Folch were inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015 at the AIMBE Annual Event, which was held March 15-17 in Washington, D.C.
UW Bioengineering junior undergraduates Kevin Gray (Deok-Ho Kim’s lab) and Emi Lutz have received DAAD RISE internships to study in Germany in summer 2015. Kevin will study at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Reinbach, and Emi will travel to the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen.
17 UW Bioengineering undergraduate students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships in Winter 2015, tying previous records for awards granted in an application cycle.
Junior undegraduate Nikita Milani has been accepted to The University of Tokyo’s Amgen Scholars program and will travel to Japan in summer 2015. Nikita will work in the lab of Yasuyuki Sakai, who investigates physiologically relevant cultured organ models, and implantable liver and pancreatic tissue scaffolds.
UW Bioengineering eNews Spring 2015 features the latest on the Department of Bioengineering’s advances in bioengineering research and education, as well as recognizes awards and honors received by our students and faculty.