BMES Announces Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 BMES travel awardees which include winners of the BMES Student Travel Awards, BMES-NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) Student Travel Awards, and the BMES Career Development Awards. These awards assist with travel to the BMES Annual Meeting and primarily support major goals of the Annual Meeting and mission of BMES to broaden the inclusion of underserved and underrepresented communities at undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels, as well as junior faculty and career professionals, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in the BMES Annual Meeting. 
Thank you to the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health for grants to support the BMES-NSBE Student Travel Awards and the BMES Career Development Awards.
2017 BMES Student Travel Awardees
Christina Bailey
Margaret Billingsley
Elena Choong
Mary Doolin
Kelsey Gray
Lauren Hapach
Ramila Joshi
Keely Keller
Griffin Kivitz
Siavash Mazdeyasna
Harrah Newman
Jillian Ortner
Tanaya Puranik
Saveetha Raghupathi
Shania Shaji
Shannon Tsai
Noel Vera-Gonzalez
Jana Vincent
Ian Wadsworth
Sue Zhang
2017 BMES-NSBE Travel Awardees
Ifedayo Akinduro, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Nathan Ankomah-Mensah, University of Rhode Island
Narda Bondah, Quinsigamond Community College
Janae Bradley, University of Missouri
Ciera Bryan, University of South Florida
Janet Canady, University of Pittsburgh
Tilden Chima, University of Southern California
Karolina DiStasi, Duke University
Sydney Gibson, Rice Unviersity
Lauren Griggs, Virginia Commonwealth University
Candace Grisham, Vanderbilt University
Jordan Harrod, Cornell University
Cyonna Holmes, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Ngonidzashe Madungwe, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Nadia Maith, Mercer University
Anthony Minnah, Brown University
Kristopher Rawls, University of Virginia
LaDeidra Monet            Roberts, Cornell University
Monica Setien, Michigan State University
Dominique Stewart, University of Illinois at Chicago
Gylianne Tyndall, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ashley Williams, Duke University
Lampouguin Yenkoidiok Douti, University of Maryland
2017 BMES Career Development Awardees
Evans Bernardin, University of South Florida
Eun Ji Chung, University of Southern California
Douglas Crowder, Case Western Reserve University
Mario Gutierrez, University of Michigan
Umer Hassan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Orlando Hoilett, Purdue University
Jae-Woong Jeong, University of Colorado Boulder
Heidi Kloefkorn, Emory University
Omid Komari, Vanderpol & Associates
Joscelyn Mejias, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Anh Ngo, Oregon Health and Science University
Nuttada Panpradist, University of Washington
Elizabeth Proctor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Claire Robertson, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Daniel Sallee, Oregon Health and Science University
Jeffrey Santoso, University of Southern California
Marina Shumakovich, University of Maryland
Priyadarshini Singha, The University of Georgia
Shruti Siva Kumar, University of Florida
Karin Wang, Harvard University