BME celebrates distinguished 2020 graduates

The Department of Biomedical Engineering honored the Class of 2020 with a virtual ceremony during which outstanding students received awards

Danielle Lacey  
A collage of the Department of Biomedical Engineering's graduating seniors.
A collage of the Department of Biomedical Engineering's graduating seniors.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering celebrated the Class of 2020 May 14 with a virtual recognition ceremony that honored outstanding students.

"The greatest joy of any faculty educator or mentor is to celebrate and marvel at the achievements of our students," said Lori Setton, chair and Lucy & Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering. "As part of our celebration, we recognized those students that have truly excelled in our program and at Washington University, through research, academic performance, innovation and leadership."

The department recognized its distinguished graduates and faculty with the following awards and honors:

Outstanding Senior Award for Academic Excellence

  • Gabrielle Altman
  • Anna Eddelbuettel
  • Michelle Hedlund
  • Esion Lin
  • Hannah Pang
  • Xinmeng Qiao
  • Aadit Shah

Outstanding Junior Award for Academic Excellence

  • Rachel Jakes
  • Camryn Kenkel
  • Rachel Rhyner
  • Emily Stranne
  • Jane Zha
  • Jessica Zhang

Outstanding Senior Achievement Award

  • Anna Eddelbuettel

Outstanding Research Award

  • Joe Beggs

Student Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award

  • Brennan Kandalaft
  • Kyle Nicholson
  • Mollie Seidner

BMES Student Chapter Distinguished Service Award

  • Oluwatomisin Akinyemi
  • Michelle Hedlund

Department Award for Exemplary Leadership

  • Rama Balasubramaniam

Chairs Award of Outstanding Teaching

  • Jai Rudra

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