CauteryGuard wins the InVenture Prize and also won the People’s Choice Award.
The team won $20,000 plus a free patent filing and a spot in Flashpoint, a Georgia Tech accelerator. They also won the $5,000 People’s Choice Award, which went to the fans’ favorite invention. CauteryGuard will now represent Georgia Tech at the ACC InVenture Prize.
Four biomedical engineering students are new members of the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program, which trains and encourages students to be better leaders and bring new opportunities, creativity, and entrepreneurship to their campuses.
This year’s group of students come from three different universities (while most come from Georgia Tech, two students are from Morehouse and one is from Agnes Scott). They represent nine different majors, reflecting the multi-disciplinary approach the Petit Institute takes toward research. The largest group (six students) is majoring in biomedical engineering (BME) in the Coulter Department.
Team sponsored by Boston Scientific designed a better catheter for fertility treatment.
A team sponsored by worldwide medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific took home the award for best biomedical engineering (BME) project at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Fall 2016 Capstone Design Expo.
The Collegiate Inventors Competition selected a team of two Georgia Tech and Emory graduate students as finalists in its 2016 annual competition. Aaron Blanchard and Kevin Yehl are students in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and in Emory’s Laney Graduate School.
Clarissa Whitmire, a biomedical Ph.D. student working in the Garrett Stanley laboratory, has been awarded the J. Norman and Rosalyn Wells Fellowship. Her long-term research objective is to quantify the dynamic encoding of sensory information from the periphery to perception and develop methodologies to control this flow of sensory information. The J. Norman and Rosalyn Wells Fellowship is awarded to BME graduate students who are performing outstanding and productive research in the field of neuro-engineering.
This was the third annual school year-end event, designed to highlight and honor the accomplishments of BME undergraduates. As in previous years, there was another take-home message – basically, that it takes a community to raise a successful undergrad.
BME honors best and brightest with graduate student awards.
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) took time out to honor one of its most vital resources last week with the second annual BME Graduate Student Awards. Six grad students and a faculty member were recognized in front of their peers and fellow nominees at the event (Friday, April 29) in the atrium of the Molecular Science and Engineering Building, hosted once again by Shannon Barker (BME’s director of graduate training) and Garrett Stanley (BME professor, associate chair for graduate studies, and a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience).
Women in Engineering scholarships awarded to 28 winners majoring in biomedical engineering.
Binbin Chen, a biomedical engineering graduate (BSBMED 2013) of the Georgia Institute of Technology, has received The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. This is the nation’s premier graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants. Chen is currently attending Stanford University’s School of Medicine and is pursuing both a M.D. and Ph.D.