The Departmental Citation Award is a very prestigious award given to an undergraduate in recognition for his/her distinguish undergraduate work. The Departmental Citation plan was initiated in 1955 by the Committee on Prizes with the approval and support of the Chancellor.
“Ryan is an outstanding student who is doing research in my lab on tissue engineering of trabacular bone. His command of the literature in his subject area, for an undergraduate, is exceptional, as is his basic understanding of the overall research project,” said Prof. Keaveny. “He has a very sharp intellect, supported by his high GPA (3.87). And his presentations are at the level of a senior graduate student in terms of focus and depth. Of the 80 or so undergrads who have done research in my lab over the past 10 years, I’d say Ryan is in the very top echelon,” said Prof. Keaveny.
The Department of BioE will also add Ryan’s name to the plaque of past Department of BioE winners. This plaque is displayed on the 4th floor of Evans Hall in front of the main elevators between the faculty/staff photo cases.
Past winners include:
2002 – Shelly Levy-Tzedek (Ted Cohn)
2001 – Dino DiCarlo (Luke Lee)
2000 – Benjamin Pelletier (Lisa Pruitt)
Ryan will also be honored at the Annual BioE Spring Awards Luncheon in April for his outstanding contributions to the Department of Bioengineering. This is open to family, department staff, faculty mentor, and department chair only.