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The BME Undergraduate Research Committee recently acknowledged the outstanding achievements of the following undergraduate researchers with a cash award: Seniors Jennifer Potts (Cole), Jake Schulman (Zaharoff), and Emily Warren (Polacheck), as well as Junior Katherine Eltz (Papadopoulou/Dayton). BME Professor Brian Diekman, chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee, said “Our main goal is to evaluate the independent study applications, but this year we were also tasked with giving out 3-5 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards.”

The goals of these awards include: giving students formal recognition to support their next steps (graduate school applications, job applications, etc.); and promoting a culture of BME undergraduate students thriving within research laboratories across both campuses. The committee reviews nominations submitted by faculty members and graduate student/post-doc mentors and has another deadline for nominations in the Spring 2022 (April 1). The main criterion is evidence that the student candidate has gone “above and beyond” to make significant contributions to their research labs. Many congratulations to this Fall awardees!

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