Congratulations to our 2019 undergraduate award winners: Kevin Godines, Departmental Citation, Brenda Yang, Chair’s Award in Bioengineering, and Cuong Luu. Bioengineering Service Award. Outstanding work by all!
The Master of Engineering capstone team of Yu-Shuo Chen, Kylua Chen, Matthew Kennedy, Paula Schultheiss, and Jesse Yang, mentored by Bioengineering Professors Irina Conboy and Syed Hossainy, has won the 2019 Fung Institute Mission Award for Most Innovative Project.
Congratulations to bioengineering & materials science and engineering major Tyler Chen, named the 2019 University Medalist! This is UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior, which he will accept with a speech to thousands of his peers at a campus-wide commencement ceremony at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 18.
Bioengineering undergraduate Lauryn Jordan took first place in the spring College of Engineering Undergraduate Poster Session, for her excellent poster describing her work in Professor Amy Herr’s lab. Congratulations!
Great results for bioengineers in the 2019 Big Ideas competition – one first place and three third place projects!
Researchers from Professor Kumar’s lab investigate the spreading of cells, offering general regulatory principles that should be directly applicable to understanding and controlling cell spreading in fully 3D environments. This research is applicable to understanding and eventually controlling how tumors spread within the body.
Graduating Master of Translational Medicine student Ikennah Browne will be this year’s graduate student speaker at Engineering Commencement on Tuesday, May 21. Browne was a practicing general surgeon in Calgary, Canada before coming to Berkeley to pursue his passion for research and innovation in the Master of Translational Medicine program.
An interdisciplinary team of Master of Engineering students are working to reduce the cost of bionic “smart” prostheses by redesigning the electronic controller board, and making it compatible with inexpensive 3D printed prosthetic hands. The Project Sparthan team, including bioengineers Davide Asnaghi and Alva Liang, recently won the 3rd place in the Hardware for Good category of the Big Ideas competition at UC Berkeley.
Check out BioE undergraduate and Fung Fellow Megan Handley’s perspective on on the WITI@UC conference, and how women are impacting the biases in the AI space.