Barabino elected to National Academy of Engineering
The National Academy of Engineering elected 86 new members and 18 foreign members, including BMES Fellow and Past President Gilda Barabino.Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, according to the organization.
Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 6, 2019.
Barabino is the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and dean at the Grove School of Engineering, City College of New York, New York City. She was recognized for leadership in bioengineering research and inclusive models of bioengineering education and faculty mentoring.