Students

BME Student Team Wins 2022 Sandia Engineering Design Award

The award-winning team, named Spinal Protective Implant for Neonatal Enhancement (SPINE), included undergraduate seniors from the Department of Biomedical Engineering: Rajul Bains, Natalie Kelly, Shannon Lamb, Joe Morrison and Maya Mysore. The competitive annual award, which is given at the Engineering Design Showcase, is supported by Sandia National Laboratories and recognizes an outstanding engineering design project that supports the lab’s mission, which is to secure a peaceful and free world through technology.

Fulfilling a Dream of Studying Science

At 16, Alex Vargas made a split-second decision that changed the course of his life.

Growing up in Juarez, Mexico, Vargas was already thinking about university when he was a middle schooler with a passion for math and science. But he never imagined he’d actually get to attend an American university, let alone study for a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at a school like UC Davis.

Gabriella Bond Receives 2022 Ghausi Medal

Gabriella “Gigi” Bond ’22, a BME senior known for her work-ethic, joyful energy and passion for academic research by many in the College of Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the M.S. Ghausi Medal—the college’s highest honor for undergraduate students.

BME Doctoral Student Awarded Department of Defense Fellowship

BME doctoral student Tanner Henson was recently awarded a fellowship from the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program, which will allow him to expand his research on synthetic extracellular vesicles for traumatic brain injury.

Apply Now for the Women in Photonics 2022 International Workshop at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

The Women in Photonics workshop aims to connect excellent female scientists at the beginning of their careers with experts in photonics who hold leading positions at research institutions and companies. The event addresses early-career women scientists  (postdocs and Ph.D. candidates) in the field of (bio)photonics who want to present their research work, build professional networks, and improve specific career skills.