Featured Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Student Award winner
Ada has been selected an Undergraduate Student Award winner for the BMES fall meeting to be held in Hartford, CT, October 12-15. Her study, "Inadequate Bone Compensatory Approaches to Long-Term Diet-Induced Obesity," is based on work done in the laboratory of her mentor, Professor Clinton Rubin.
BME Students Receive Multiple Scholarships
BME undergraduates Debapria Das and Sowmya Suresh have received the 2011-12 Goddard Family Scholarship and Pall Scholarship, respectively. For details, please read the below announcement.
The Center for Biotechnology, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are pleased to announce the Goddard Family Scholarship. The scholarship is named for its benefactors, Colin Goddard, Ph.D., former CEO of OSI Pharmaceuticals, his wife Amanda, and their family. The $7,500 scholarship for the 2011 -2012 academic year has been awarded to Debapria Das, an active upper-class member of WISE majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
The Women in Science and Engineering Program and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are pleased to announce a scholarship provided by the Pall Corporation of Port Washington, N.Y. The $7,500 scholarship for the 2011 - 2012 academic year has been awarded to Sowmya Sundaresh, an active upper-class member of WISE majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
URECA Researcher of the Month - Yahfi Talukdar
This month's featured student is Yahfi Talukdar, a graduating senior who has worked since winter 2010 under the mentorship of Prof. Balaji Sitharaman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering on the use of nanoparticles for tissue engineering and bioimaging, and will be continuing on in the Sitharaman laboratory this summer as he prepares to begin graduate studies here at Stony Brook. Recently, Yahfi was named a co-author on "A Novel Nanoparticle- enhanced Biophysical Stimulus for Bone Tissue Engineering" (Tissue Engineering). Yahfi has presented at the national BMES conference in Austin, Texas (Oct. 2010), at TERMIS in Orlando, Florida (Dec. 2010); at Laser Fest-Stony Brook (Nov. 2010); at the Sigma Xi Northeastern Research Symposium (April 2011); and at the campus-wide URECA symposium (2010, 2011). Yahfi was born and raised in Bangladesh, and moved to the US in 2006. While at Stony Brook, Yahfi has received the Excellence in Research-Undergraduate Recognition award, a SMART grant (2009-2010) and URECA Travel grants (2010). He is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society; has served as a Student ambassador for the past year; and has worked for the past 3 years at the Department of Campus Recreation where he was named "Coordinator of the Year" (2009, 2010).
For the full interview/feature, please go to the link below.