Tau Beta Pi scholars announced
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is proud to announce that Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, has selected Gittel Gold and Kyle Hicks as Tau Beta Pi scholars for undergraduate study in 2009 – 2010. Ms. Gold and Mr. Hicks will each receive Vincent A. Stabile scholarships for their senior year of study.
Tau Beta Pi scholarship awards are based on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to engineering. All scholarship awardees are members of Tau Beta Pi.
Chemical and Biological Engineering (major); Technical Communications (minor)
- Intern in Professor Sofou's Drug Delivery Systems Laboratory (summer 2008, 2009)
- "Studies on transbilayer transport and interbilayer fusion caused by the interfaces of pH-controlled heterogeneities on model lipid membranes,” a research project/lab component of Professor Sofou’s "Engineering Principles of Drug Delivery" course
Biomedical engineering, a subcategory of the umbrella field of chemical and biological engineering
“I have always dreamed of finding the cure for cancer. Ultimately I hope to build artificial organs — I therefore endeavor to join a graduate program focused on tissue engineering.”
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Worked to create carbon nanotubes/polymer composites and liquid crystals/gel solutions
Nanotechnology and alternative energy
“My plans are to go to graduate school and to obtain a PhD in chemical engineering.”