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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Accomplishments



  • Alana MacDonald, a BME undergraduate student, has been awarded the Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work. The funding will go towards underwrite expenses incurred during her research.
  • Two BME undergrads have been offered internship assignments for GE Healthcare as Biomedical Technicians at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY. This opportunity stemmed from the NEBEC career panel that was held at Binghamton University in the spring.
  • Stephen Watt, a current BME Accelerated MS Student, shares his experience of working as aDevice & Drug Delivery Systems Engineering Co-op Intern at Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Watt learned technical skills ranging from design for manufacturability concepts, 3D printing, and tolerance stack up.
  • BME Senior, Stephen Fischer has been selected to receive a Council Foundation Award, which will be given at the President's Award Luncheon. He was nominated by Professor Gretchen Mahler. To read more about this award, visit the Binghamton University Council webpage.
  • Nicole Martucci, a BME undergrad, has been awarded Honorable Mention for the Provost's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research due to the high-quality caliber of her research, scholarly, and creative endeavors. For more information about this award, visit the Provost Excellence page.
  • Alyssa Berkowitz and Leigha Jarett, biomedical engineering undergraduate students, have been chosen as one of the highly recognized recipients of the Chancellor's Award for the Spring 2016 semester. The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students for the integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives which may include leadership, community service, arts, athletics and career achievement. Read more about the Chancellor's Award here.
  • Two BME students have been chosen for the S3IP Undergraduate Research Initiative award. Travis Blank for the project "Heterogeneous Substrates to Prolong Functionality of Compliant Electronics", under Dr. Guy German and Gabriella Shull for "Investigating the Effects of Ingested TiO2 Nanoparticles on GI Health and Function", under Dr. Gretchen Mahler. To read more about the award, visit the S3IP webpage.
  • Two biomedical engineering undergraduates have been nominated for the Chancellor's Award for the Spring 2016 semester. Along with the Chancellor's Award, Leigha Jarrett and AlyssaBerkowitz are also nominated for the President's Award for Undergraduate Excellence, an award specifically for Binghamton University students. Both committees will be meeting in late February and early March for consideration. Read more about the awards here.


  • Kyrin Pollock, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering, and Matthew Gill, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering, were selected to be TEDxBinghamtonUniversity's student speakers and will present about their virtual reality start-up Enhance VR to informattendees why they should embrace virtual reality technology. To read more, visit the BU Pipe Dream website.
  • Two Senior Design projects have been awarded Iberdrola Foundations USA funding. These energy and environment related projects include a Low Cost Dehumidifier for Dog Rescue Shelters andWater Generation for Developing Regions.
  • BME students and members of the Society of Women Engineers recently attended the Society of Women Engineers' National Conference in Nashville, TN. The students were able to attend lectures on advanced technologies along with attending the career fair staffed with over 250 employers. Multiple students were interviewed for job positions and internships at this department funded visit.
  • BE Senior and BU-HHMI student, Joshua Cohen, has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.


  • Leigha Jarrett, a Bioengineering Junior was featured in the newest edition of the Binghamton Researchers, Scholars & Artists Spotlight. The article outlines the background and research interests of Leigha as well as her ongoing education in the Bioengineering Department.
  • Bioengineering Junior, Nicole Martucci, has won the S3IP Undergraduate Research Initiative Award. This award provides Martucci the opportunity to participate as a research project assistant with Professor Gretchen Mahler for the project,Characterizing the Effects of Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Ingestion. Support for the S3IP Undergraduate Research Initiative is made possible by support from Joy and Joel D. Kellman, '63 and the Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).
  • A Senior Design Capstone team composed of three Bioengineering and a Mechanical Engineering student have been featured in the latest Binghamton University Magazine issue for designing a puncture-resistant device for use in abdominal surgery. This type of medical device is unique because at this time there is nothing like the teams design on the market. For more information and to review the current issue of Binghamton University Magazine.
  • Rebecca Irwin, a Bioengineering Senior, is one of the named 2014 Summer Scholars and Artists Program award recipients. Irwin's project,Investigating the Role of Outer Membrane Vesicles and Shear Stress on Biofilm Maturation Using Microfluidics earned her recognition for the Summer 2014 term.
  • Tyler Bender, a Bioengineering Senior, and his team, will head to Albany April 25th for a chance to win a share of $500,000 in start-up money at the New York State Business Plan Competition. Bender's business plan Retware, an inexpensive diabetic retinopathy diagnostics system that can be used without a physician present to conduct the test was chosen at the Regional Business Plan Competition.
  • Bioengineering Senior and Research Assistant, Yehudah Pardo has been awarded Honorable Mention for the 2014 Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Pardo will be recognized at the President's and Provost's Award Ceremony held May 2, 2014.
  • PhD Biomedical Student, Xue Liu is the recipient of the 2014 Kligman Award from the International Society of Biophysics and Imagine of the Skin (ISBS). Liu has been invited to attend the ISBS conference in Mystic, Connecticut.
  • Joshua Cohen, a Bioengineering Junior and BU-HHMI student, has received the President's Award for Undergraduate Student Excellence.Binghamton University will present President's Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence at a luncheon at the end of the Spring 2014 semester. Cohen is one of six undergraduates that will receive the award -- three juniors and three seniors. Each recipient will receive a certificate and a check for $1,000. Cohen has been working with BE Professor Mahler as an Undergraduate Research Assistant and recently spent his winter break in Honduras on a medical mission.


  • David Bassen (Class of 2013): summer internship, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY (NSF REU Supplemental Grant). David will return to the Wadsworth Center this summer to extend his skills in computational modeling, this time characterizing microtubule derived structures. He will also have the opportunity to learn electron microscopy.
  • David Bassen, a junior Bioengineering major in the Watson School, is the recipient of a 2012-13 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of 282 scholarship recipients nationwide selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by their colleges and universities. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
  • Christopher Keil (Class of 2012) summer internship, T-Systems Multimedia, working in project management/innovation.
  • Lisa Benison (Class of 2014): summer internship, Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering REU program, University of Maryland and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • Jennifer Lui (Class of 2013): summer internship, Biology of Healthy Aging Division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Erin Barnes (Class of2013): summer research opportunity with Howard Hughes Medical Institute , in collaboration with Professor Walker Land, the development of an ensemble processor to determine the correct diagnosis for non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Amber Ferger (Class of 2013): summer research opportunity with Howard Hughes Medical Institute, in collaboration with Professor Walker Land, the development of an ensemble processor to determine the correct diagnosis for non-small cell lung cancer.


  • David Bassen (Class of 2013): summer internship, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY (NSF REU Grant)
  • Wendy Yung (Class of 2012): summer internship, Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) REU Program, University at Buffalo
  • Noora Charr (Class of 2012): summer internship, Binghamton University-HHMI Program: Interdisciplinary research for undergraduate majors in science and engineering
  • Jennifer Lui (Class of 2013): summer internship, SURF-IT (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in IT) REU program, University of California Santa Cruz


  • Rob Atwell (Class of 2011): recipient of the Terrana Pre-Dental Scholarship for 2010-2011.
  • Michael Bush (Class of 2011): summer internship, Western Transportation Institute REU Program, Montana State University
  • Megan Brasch (Class of 2011): summer internship, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute REU Program, Syracuse University
  • Noora Chaar (Class of 2012); summer internship, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute REU Program, Syracuse University


  • Douglas Eggers (Class of 2010): summer internship, Nanotechnology Center, Albany, NY.
  • Christopher Keil (Class of 2012): summer internship, Defense Security Department of EADS N.V. (European Aeronautics Defense and Space N.V.), marketing and sales.


  • Matt Arisohn (Class of 2009): summer internship, New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
  • Vinny Chacko (Class of 2009): recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for 2008-2009, the Tau Beta Pi Association
  • Kathryn Fletcher (Class of 2008): recipient of the Honorable Mention for the 2008 University Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence
  • Laura Kinne (Class of 2009): recipient of first place recognition in the academic poster sessions, COE 2008 Annual PLM Conference and TechniFair, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • Linford Leitch (Class of 2010): summer internship, Quality of Life Technology Center REU program, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • Swati Gupta (Class of 2007): summer internship, American Cancer Society Patient and Family Services, Endicott, N.Y.
  • Daniel Kinney (Class of 2007): recipient of the 2007 Binghamton University Aswad Family Award to a graduating senior going to medical school
  • Sheila Saia (Class of 2007): recipient of the 2007 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
  • David Levy (Class of 2008): summer internship, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Albany


  • Giya Abraham (Class of 2006): recipient of the 2006 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
  • Jeremy Coleman (Class of 2007): summer internship, University of California San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC)
  • Swati Gupta (Class of 2007): summer internship, Sensys Medical Inc., Chandla, Ariz.
  • Angela Love (Class of 2007): summer internship, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Pierce Schiller (Class of 2008): recipient of the SAE Scholarship and the 2006 Binghamton Exemplary Student Award; co-organized, a charity cross country drive to benefit the American Cancer Society


  • Elliot Alyeshmerni (Class of 2006): summer internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Mike Lever (Class of 2006): summer internship, Particle Research and Technology Center, University of Florida


  • Benjamin Altman (Class of 2006): summer internship, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab, Tel Aviv University
  • Dene Farrell (Class of 2006): summer internship, Santa Fe Institute
  • Joanna Hedels (Class of 2006): summer internship, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Summer Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Michael Brown (Class of 2006): summer internship, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

Last Updated: 2/5/18