Student Awards 2020

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


Award News

2020 Graduating Scholar: Amanda Kautzer

Awarded to an undergraduate senior 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.

2020 Faculty BME Leadership Award: Lydia Kugler

Lydia Kugler

Awarded to an undergraduate majoring in Biomedical engineering (Sophomore-Senior status) who exemplifies a dedication to learning and a commitment to the BME department and University.

2020 Michael R. Neuman Award in Biomedical Engineering: Lea Morath

Presented to an undergraduate student (sophomore-senior status) who has shown an exceptional interest and made contributions in a research or teaching laboratory while demonstrating experimental skills that are essential in engineering and basic sciences.

Lea Morath

Lea Morath

Max Reaume

Honorable Mention: Max Reaume

2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award: Kaylee Meyers

Kaylee Meyers

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

Honorable Mention: Alex Fetner

2020 Graduate Research Excellence Award (1 Masters award, 1 PhD Award)

Presented to graduate students who have 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.

Morgan Ferguson

MS: Morgan Ferguson

Carolynn Que

MS Honorable Mention: Carolynn Que

Dhavan Sharma

PhD: Dhavan Sharma

Pegah Kord Forooshani

PhD Honorable Mention: Pegah Kord Forooshani

Samerender N. Hanumantharao

PhD Honorable Mention: Samerender N. Hanumantharao

2020 Graduate Teaching Assistants of the Year

Presented 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.

Md. Saleh Akram Bhuiyan

Md. Saleh Akram Bhuiyan

Mohanish Chandurkar

Mohanish Chandurkar

Honorable Mention: Ariana Tyo

Honorable Mention: Wenkai Jia

2020 Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Classmate

The Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Classmate Award is 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 was chosen by our Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate students.

Kelsey LeMay

4th Year Student: Kelsey LeMay

Lindsay Sandell

3rd Year Student: Lindsay Sandell

Emily Nelson

2nd Year Student (tie): Emily Nelson

2nd Year Student (tie): Lindsey Thelan

Other Recognition

Pavlis Honors College Husky Innovate Innovation Award

2nd Place

Phase V Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device (David Atkin, Kelsey LeMay and Gabrielle Lohrenz, Biomedical Engineering)

Senior Design Design Expo Awards

2nd Place

Hospital Washer Auto Sampler Usage & Data Optimization (Team 8: Nick Golden and Jeremy Weaver, Biomedical Engineering; Jack Ivers, Mechanical Engineering)

Honorable Mention

Radiofrequency Ablation Modeling and Validation of Cannula Designs (Team 11: Olivia Creamer, Becky Daniels, and North Leithauser, Biomedical Engineering; Joe Caron, Electrical Engineering)

Behind the Scenes: Steve Lehmann, Biomedical Engineering

Kaylee Meyers

Provost’s Award for Scholarship: Kaylee Meyers

Each academic department nominates one student to represent their department as its Departmental Scholar. From the collective departments, one student is selected to receive this award.

The Provost’s Award for Scholarship is given to a senior who best represents student scholarship at Michigan Tech. This outstanding student is considered excellent not only by academic standards, but also for participation in research scholarship activity, levels of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and communication skills.

Student Leadership Awards

Outstanding Future Alumni: Becky Daniels

The Outstanding Future Alumni Award was created in 2014 to recognize the contribution of a student volunteer who supports the Alumni Engagement mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.” Consideration is given to students who are making a difference, and demonstrate a commitment to the success of an existing Michigan Tech tradition, or create a new one!