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.
Two Georgia Tech students from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Karisma Gupta and Varun Yarabarla, were recently named Fulbright Fellows for 2016-2017. This prestigious scholarship offers opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The Fulbright Program, which is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, was created by Congress in 1946.
Georgia Tech's Team Wobble finished second Wednesday night in the Inventure Finals competition and scored $10,000, a free patent filing and a spot in Flashpoint. Their invention, Wobble, is an automated balance test to assess athletes following concussions. The device would keep athletes safe and reduce the risk of permanent brain damage. The inventors are: Hailey Brown, mechanical engineering; Matthew Devlin, biomedical engineering; Ana Gomez del Campo, biomedical engineering; and Garrett Wallace, biomedical engineering.
Half of this year’s scholars are BME majors. Other majors represented this year are biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, chemical and biomolecular engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, and for the first time, industrial and systems engineering (ISYE).