Armour College of Engineering student, Katerina Stojkova (BME 4th Year), has received a Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Undergraduate Design and Research Award based on her research entitled “Controlling Soluble Factor Gradients in a 3D Porous Biomaterial System.” She will be recognized and present her work at the BMES Annual Meeting that will be held from Wednesday, October 7 through Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Tampa, Fla.
Less than ten undergraduate students are selected to receive the award each year. As part of the award, she will receive free registration to the annual meeting, a cash prize, a plaque and recognition at the national meeting. Stojkova works in the laboratory of Eric Brey, Duchossois Leadership Professor and professor of biomedical engineering, and is mentored by Banu Akar, a BME doctoral candidate. “I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to work in Brey’s lab to gain great knowledge beyond what books teach us and get real hands on experience in the field of tissue engineering,” said Stojkova. “Working in the research lab has helped me realize my professional goals.”