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Student Excellence Award

Annual BioInterface Symposia each include a Student Poster Contest. Undergraduate and graduate students submit abstracts to the BioInterface Student Poster Contest Chair, and those students present their poster at the Symposium. The Poster Award Committee selects the best poster, and the winner receives the Student Excellence Award and a monetary prize during the symposium Awards Session.

BioInterface 2020 introduced student pitches. All participants were invited to submit a 2 minute pitch with a quick personal introduction and description of their research focus, achievements, and future directions.

Natalie Petryk

BioInterface 2021 1st place winner of student pitch
  • M.S. Bioengineering Student, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Student Researcher for the Monroe Biomaterials Lab, part of the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and BioInspired Syracuse
  • Research focus: Tuning pore structure of polyurethane shape memory polymer (SMP) foams using EPA recommended foaming agents, and characterizing the effects of pore structure on blood and cell interactions
  • 2021 - Natalie Petryk - 1st place winner; Samuel Briggs - 2nd place; Christopher Lang - 3rd place
  • 2020 - Scott Herting, Nicholas Fischer and Alyssa McCulloch
  • 2019 - Scott Herting
  • 2018 - Hailey Hibbard
  • 2017 - Jing Qu
  • 2016 - Prachi Dhavalikar
  • 2015 - Marziya Hasan
  • 2014 - Todd Landsmann
  • 2013 - Robert Diller
  • 2012 - Niall Maloney
  • 2011 - Joshua McCall
  • 2010 - Rolando A. Gittens
  • 2009 - Colby James
  • 2008 - Zeeshan Syedain
  • 2007 - Karin Straley
  • 2006 - Brian Murphy
  • 2005 - Chi-Ying Lee
  • 2004 - Chantelle Hughes, Xingyu Jiang
  • 2003 - Lingyun Liu
  • 2001 - Kameha Kidd
  • 2000 - Eric Ross 

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