Student Awards 2017

Each year the departmental faculty nominate and select graduate and undergraduate students to receive awards for their academic, research and community excellence.


Awards News

 2017 Stryker Engineering Challenge 


 Students, Zachary Vanderstelt, Peter Beach, Ana-Lisia Powdhar (not pictured), and Sterling Korstad, took 2nd place overall!

2017 Department Scholar: Carly Joseph

Carly Joseph

Awarded to a student majoring in Biomedical Engineering, who best represents academic achievement in our department. This student is considered excellent, not only academically, but also for participation in research activity, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and communication skills.

2017 Michael R Neuman Award in Biomedical Engineering: Emma Davis and Hannah Marti

Emma Davis and Hannah Marti

Awarded to an undergraduate student who has shown an exceptional interest and made a substantial contribution in a research or teaching laboratory while demonstrating the experimental skills that are essential in engineering and basic science.

2017 Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Award: Meghan Friske

Meghan Friske

Presented to an undergraduate student, majoring in Biomedical Engineering, who exemplifies a dedication to learning and a commitment to the Biomedical Engineering Department and University.

Elisha Earley and Breeanne Spalding

Honorable Mention: Breeanne Spalding and Elisha Earley


2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award: Elisha Earley

Elisha Earley

Presented to an undergraduate student who has significant research accomplishments, including presentations at conferences or co-authorship of publications.

Holly Eyrich

Honorable Mention: Holly Eyrich


2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year: Srinivas Kannan and Anindya Majumdar

Anindya Majumdar and Srinivas Kannan

Awarded to a teaching assistant who has gone above and beyond in their teaching service. This award honors a GTA who has demonstrated exceptional service to Michigan Tech’s Biomedical Engineering undergraduates.

2017 Graduate Research Excellence Award: Zichen Qian

Zichen Qian

Presented to a Biomedical Engineering graduate student who has demonstrated independence, creativity, and significant productivity in their graduate research with high standards in professionalism, scientific ethics, and contributions to the Michigan Tech Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program.

2017 Outstanding Leadership Award: Parker McColl

Parker McColl

Presented to an outstanding undergraduate student, based on a combination of outstanding scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership on campus and volunteer work in the community. This award recipient is selected by the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Students

Ross Michaels, Alex Oliver, and Hannah Cunningham

Honorable Mention: Ross Michaels, Alex Oliver, and Hannah Cunningham