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Bioengineering/Biological Resources Engineering Undergraduates Honored

Bioengineering/Biological Resources Engineering Undergraduates Honored

Fischell Department of Biongineering/Biological Resources Engineering (BioE/BRE) students were among the award recipients at the 2006-2007 A. James Clark School of Engineering’s Honors and Awards Ceremony, held April 19. The event honors students from all departments who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, research, and contributions to their departments or fields. BioE Professor and Chair William Bentley and Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies Adel Shirmohammadi presented the awards.

This year, the awards and their recipients were:

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Student Honor Award

Awarded to Mckenzie C. Primerano
This award is presented by the society on the basis of academic achievement, service to the department, student branch participation, and other extracurricular activities.

The Washington, D.C.—Maryland Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Scholarship

Awarded to Stephanie N. Rew and Kchersti A. Ulvestad
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Scholarship is presented to an outstanding student based on academic achievement and contributions to the department and student branch.

The Robert L. and Frances C. Green Scholarship

Awarded to Rachel L. Emmel
The Robert L. and Frances C. Green Scholarship is presented for academic achievement and contributions to the department.

The Department of Biological Resources Engineering/Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Junior Award

Awarded to Rachel L. Emmel
The Outstanding Junior Award is presented by the Chair on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the department.

The Department of Biological Resources Engineering/Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Senior Award

Awarded to Yue-Hin Loke
The Outstanding Senior Award is presented by the faculty on the basis of academic achievement and contributions to the profession and the department.

ABOUT THE AWARDEES

McKenzie Primerano, a senior, has been an outstanding leader in the student branch of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and was the recipient of the ASABE section award and the outstanding junior award. She has been awarded the Presidential Fellowship at the Earth and Environmental Engineering Department in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.

Stephanie Rew, a junior, is a member of Primannum Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Stephanie is also in the College Park Scholars–Advocate for Children Program, secretary of the Biological Resources Engineering Society student branch, member of the College Democrats, and member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Kchersti Anita Ulvestad, a junior, is a regular member of the Dean's List. She is involved in many activities, including tutoring at Bowie High School. Kchersti was the activities coordinator of Service for Peace and Volunteer Korean Teacher in Chung-Pa Korean School. She received the "Ambassador for Peace Award" for her contributions to peace forums.

Rachel Emmel, a junior, has been on the Dean's List every semester she has been at College Park. She is the recipient of the Society for Women in Engineering Scholarship and chair of that organization and its fundraising committee, and has attended regional and national conferences as SWE representative. She is a winner of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering section award.

Yue-Hin Loke was chosen as the outstanding senior by the Biological Resources Engineering (BRE) faculty for his superb academic achievements, his immense contribution to the department and his enthusiastic willingness to help advance the activities of the Biological Resources Engineering Society student branch. He has volunteered at the UM Children's Developmental Clinic and for Habitat for Humanity and has ample research experience through work in several research laboratories. Yue-Hin received the department's Robert L. and Frances C. Green Scholarship in 2006.

Congratulations, everyone!

April 19, 2007


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