The 2015 BIOE Awards for Faculty Teacher/Mentor, Graduate Student Mentor, Graduate Student TA and Staff were announced on Tuesday, May 19 during the annual Rushmer Lecture.

An unprecedented number of nominations were received this year from faculty, students and staff in the department. For this year’s awards, four recipients were named:

Faculty Teacher/Mentor: Suzie Pun
Graduate Student Mentor: Nuttada Panpradist (Lutz lab)
Graduate Student TA: Theodore (Ted) Chen
Staff: Colleen Irvin (Buddy Ratner lab)

The BIOE Award selection was based upon the strength of the nominations received, which were submitted by faculty, students and staff throughout the department. The BIOE Awards honor the outstanding contributions the awardees have made towards the department’s mission and vision and their positive impact upon the departmental community.

Awardees will receive monetary awards to use for conference travel and/or professional development.

Congratulations to Dr. Pun, Nuttada, Theodore and Colleen!