We’re proud to announce five new PhD students named 2020 Siebel Scholars: Roberto Falcon-Banchs, Christina Fuentes, Ari Joffe, Sally Winkler, and Kayla Wolf! The Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science and provides funding to pursue high-risk, high-reward research.
Early this fall we challenged our students to produce videos illustrating the Bioengineering Department — in under 20 seconds. Check out their work!
BioE PhD students Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf are receiving a 2018 Women In Technology Initiative Athena Award for Next Generation Engagement, for Double Shelix, their podcast all about women in STEM, the grad school grind, and inclusive science. MTM alumna Maria Artunduaga will receive the Early Career Athena Award for work on her startup, Respira Labs.
BioE and EnviroE grad students Andrew Bremer and Sara Glade will tell you.
PhD students Andrew Bremer, Marc Steven Chooljian, Phillip Kang, Stacey Lee, and Nicole Anne Repina have been named the 2019 UC Berkeley Siebel Scholars in Bioengineering by the Siebel Foundation. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes outstanding graduate students from the world’s most prestigious business, computer science, energy science, and bioengineering graduate schools.
Congratulations to our PhD students awarded named department fellowships for 2018-19! Endowed fellowships allow our talented students to pursue independent , cutting-edge research not yet funded by a major grant.
You do belong in science – even if it doesn’t always feel that way. The Double Shelix podcast, hosted by UC Berkeley Bioengineering PhD Candidates Sally Winkler and Kayla Wolf, launches on April 3 with a series of 7 episodes on the the theme of belonging in STEM. Every Tuesday, they’ll bring conversations with experts in science, education, and inclusion in conversation about how we can create STEM communities where all feel belonging.
BioE PhD student Alison Su, in Professor Amy Herr’s lab, won the Outstanding Student Poster award at this year’s International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology.
BioE PhD student Andrew Bremer attended the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop, held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC. CASE educates STEM students on science policy matters – including in-depth learning about the mechanisms of federal research spending and how to engage with policymakers as scientists.