2023 Bioengineering Student Honors

Rice Bioengineering honors outstanding graduate and undergraduate students

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Every year, the Bioengineering department honors graduate and undergraduate students who have shown dedication, leadership and outstanding service. Here are the recipients of this year’s awards:

Graduate Recipients:

Excellence in Promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusiveness - Fariha Ahmad and Alexis Wilkinson

Outstanding PhD Thesis Award - Joshua Chen and Boram Kim

Outstanding Achievement Award - Trenton Piepergerdes

Research Excellence Award - Amanda Nash

Research Excellence Award - Honorable Mention - Tyler Graf

MBE AB Outstanding Graduate Student - Shravani Deo

MBE Christiaan Scholtz Award - Simone Pfaller

MBE GMI Outstanding Graduate Student - Kaira Lujan


Undergraduate Recipients:

Distinction in Research and Creative Works - Shelby DesRoches, Andrei Mitrofan, Spencer Shah, and Vivian Wong

Outstanding Service in Bioengineering - Travis J. Dowd, Vanessa Garlepp, Yannie Guo, and Danny Nguyen

Outstanding Senior in Bioengineering - Andrei Mitrofan

Outstanding Junior in Bioengineering - Anushka Agrawal and Shannon McGill

Outstanding Bioengineering Design Team - Team EndoSoap, with team members Sofi Aguilers, Travis Dowd, Aridna Gomez, Emily McAmis