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BME Students Receive Top Awards at 2016 Scix Conference

October 31, 2016
  • Maria Romero-Creel, a 5th year Biomedical Engineering student was awarded the first place at poster competition on Monday September19, 2016. There were ~150 posters presented by mainly graduate students from top universities worldwide. It is very impressive for Maria, an undergraduate student, to obtain the first place among graduate students.
  • Mario Saucedo-Espinosa, a Microsystems Engineering doctoral student was selected by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) as a recipient of the 2016 Tomas A. Hirschfeld Scholar Award. This is the most prestigious student award granted by FACSS. Most of the recipients of the Tomas A. Hirschfeld Scholar Award work in the areas of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, Mario’s work is in the area of microfluidics; so receiving this award is a remarkable achievement.

This is the second time that 100% of the students from the MBS lab get awards at a conference, last year.  Last year, the 100% of the students from this lab that attended the 2015 AIChE meeting came back with an award, see note here:

MBS Laboratory presented a total of five papers during this conference, these research projects are being carried under the direction of Dr. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. These projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (Award CBET-1336160).

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