Biomedical Engineering Undergrads Recognized at Student Research Week

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 19, 2013 – A pair of undergraduate students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University has been recognized for their research presentations at the university’s 2013 Student Research Week. 

Olivia George and Michelle Eiffert earned first- and second-place honors, respectively, at the annual event for their research presentations in the category of medicine. 

George, who is advised by Associate Professor Melissa Grunlan, notched top honors for her poster presentation. In addition, she received second place at the Polymer Technology Center student poster session, which took place during the center’s spring Polymer Technology Industrial Consortium.

Eiffert, who is advised by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, received second place for her oral presentation. 

The mission of SRW is to recognize and celebrate student research at Texas A&M by providing an opportunity for students to present research and to foster an environment for students, faculty, staff and administration to learn about the research occurring at the university. Each year SRW supports hundreds of students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels who represent all academic colleges during three days of poster and oral competition.

SRW is one of the primary events held by the Graduate Student Council (GSC) in conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, Vice President for Research, Department of Student Life and Undergraduate Programs & Academic Services, academic colleges, administrators, faculty and staff. It is an entirely graduate student-run event. SRW events include expert panels, resource tables, research symposiums and keynote addresses from esteemed speakers.