USU Students, Faculty Attend Annual Biological Engineering Conference in Georgia
News Release — April 27, 2022 — A group of 16 sixteen students and faculty members from the Biological Engineering Department at Utah State University traveled to Athens, Georgia to attend the Institue of Biological Engineering Annual Conference earlier this month.
A group of USU biological engineering students and faculty brought home several awards from the Institute of Biological Engineering’s annual conference earlier this month.
At the conference, Jie Ren received third place in the graduate category for research presented in a poster session. Kylee Hillman received second place in the undergraduate category for research presented in a poster session. Abiela Meek and Jaden Storrer each received a third-place award in the bioethics essay competition. Amanda Moravek and Jacob Watkins received presidential citations for serving as student councilors, and Jixun Zhan received one for helping organize the conference.
Leadership elections were also held at the conference. Abila Meek was elected to be an undergraduate counselor; Amanda Moravek was elected to be a graduate counselor; and Charles Miller, an associate professor of biological engineering at Utah State, was elected to be a counselor.
"Seeing the USU undergraduate and graduate students succeed at the National Institute of Biological Engineering conference in Georgia with research competition awards, bioethics essay awards, and IBE President citations for demonstrated leadership is important because it confirms the quality of our students, their important contributions to national research and leadership, and the excellence of the biological engineering program at USU,” said Ronald Sims, a USU professor of biological engineering.