Five biomedical undergrads awarded Bush Foundation travel grants

Five undergraduate students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant by the George Bush Foundation in recognition of their exemplary academic records.

As recipients, Mikayla Barry, Alexandra Easley, Kendall Ezell, Jacob Gunnar Livingston and Lauren Whitney each will receive grants in support of travel to conferences, research projects, study or internships in the United States and abroad.  

The George Bush Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant Program is designed to provide educational opportunities to full-time undergraduate students from each of the academic colleges at Texas A&M for various educational opportunities.

“Through their participation in undergraduate research, global initiatives, and our ‘passion with compassion’ outreach program, our biomedical engineering undergraduates are broadening their co-curriculum activities beyond the confines of the campus,” said Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, TEES professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. “The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Undergraduate Student Travel Grant is an excellent instrument to foster such broader impacts.” 

Established in 1991, the George Bush Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of George Bush, 41st President of the United States, and supporting the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M and the community. Through exhibits, lectures and special events, the George Bush Foundation works to foster a devotion to the noble calling of public service.

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Committed to solving the world’s greatest health problems through the exploration of new ideas, integrated research and innovation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M is producing the next generation of biomedical engineers, developing new technologies and new jobs, and achieving revolutionary advancements for the future of health care. The department has unique strengths in regenerative engineering, medical augmentation, molecular diagnostics/theranostics, tele-health, and precision medicine, and its faculty members are internationally recognized with collaborative relationships that span engineering, physical and natural sciences, medicine and veterinary sciences.