Undergraduate Awards

Distinction in Research & Creative Works

All Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering (BSB) candidates are eligible for this award. Applicants must be in good academic standing. A letter of support from a faculty member or center director is required. A student may self-nominate, and an adviser can nominate a student.

Applicants must complete the Student Application form and one faculty mentor who has worked with the student in research or design must complete the Supporting Faculty form. A letter of recommendation may accompany the Supporting Faculty form.

The student application and the adviser’s supporting letter are April 12th. Completed applications should be sent to Dr. James Long (james.long@rice.edu). The Bioengineering Undergraduate Awards Committee will make the selection for the students based on these guidelines and other documented, published procedures that the committee establishes.

Past Undergraduate Award Winners


Outstanding Senior in Bioengineering: Jacob Mattia

Outstanding Service in Bioengineering: Whitney Gartenberg, Kevin Peng, Justin Tang, Shaurey Vesta

Distinction in Research and Creative Work: Grant Lu, Jacob Mattia, Maria Salazar

Outstanding Bioengineering Design Project: Autobits, with team members Mayank Ahuja (MECH), Kelvin Boateng (BIOE), Jason Dennis (BIOE), James McNaney (ECE) and Tory Songyang (ECE)

Outstanding Junior in Bioengineering: Nancy Cui, Kaiyi Jiang