In the inaugural BME graduate student awards held April 24th to honor exceptional graduates students Clarissa Whitmire was nominated in 3 of the 6 categories. While she didn’t win any of the three awards for which she was nominated, her outstanding participation and leadership caused the committee to create a 7th category, lovingly called “The Overacheiver” award. Clarissa was very honored to have won this award and truly deserves it.
To close out the awards, the Graduate Student Advisory Board turned around and nominated professors who are outstanding advisors for a “Best BME Advisor” category. These nominations were made by students and selected by the student board. After reading several moving nomination letters, Garrett Stanley was ultimately selected to receive this award.