BMES members among new class of Tau Beta Pi Award Fellowships

Three Biomedical Engineering Society members are part of the new class of Tau Beta Pi fellowship award winners, the organization announced. 
The BMES recipients are:
  • Chantel M. Charlebois, University of Utah
  • Victoria S. Marks, Mayo Clinic Graduate School
  • Benjamin Pesante, The Catholic University of America
The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, selected 25 engineering students from 312 applicants for graduate fellowships in 2017-18.

Twenty-four of this year's recipients will receive cash stipends of $10,000 for their advanced study. More than $6,700,000 in stipends will have been given by the Society when this 84th group of fellows completes its graduate work.

All Tau Beta Pi Fellowships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All fellows are members of Tau Beta Pi and may do their graduate work at any institution they choose.

This year's recipients will study several different fields of engineering, including five chemical engineering, four biomedical engineering, and two each of aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, materials science & engineering, mechanical engineering, and robotics. The others have chosen to study bioengineering and engineering for sustainable development.