Biomedical engineering graduate student receives Tsutsui Award for research

Mary Beth Browning, a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Research, presented by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

Browning, who is advised by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, will receive a memorial plaque, certificate of recognition and a monetary award as part of the Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture and Awards Ceremony, scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Chemistry Building on campus.

Each year WISE sponsors an awards program that recognizes the research and mentoring efforts of women on the Texas A&M campus. These awards are bestowed in honor and remembrance of Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui, a longtime faculty member of Texas  A&M’s Biochemistry/Biophysics Department. Tsutsui was a founding member of WISE and cared deeply about the retention and recognition of women in our graduate programs.

The Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Award for Research was established to honor female graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research.

Nominees must be female graduate students enrolled in a graduate program at Texas A&M University. They must have completed at least two semesters of graduate study at Texas A&M and be enrolled for at least six semester credit hours during the semester in which they are nominated.

Women in Science and Engineering at Texas A&M is an organization of graduate students, staff and faculty from various science and engineering backgrounds. The group was created to address the specific problems faced by women in nontraditional fields.