UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS (Academic Years 2014 through 2017)
The Department of Bioengineering is proud of academic achievement and many awards earned by our undergraduates.
We encourage our students to be an active participant in the community in which they live and partake of the many
academic and service opportunities that exist throughout the University of Pittsburgh. The extensive breadth of
interest and active participation displayed by our undergraduates is reflected in the diversity of honors and
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship : Recognizes and supports outstanding
graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program : Sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical
engineering (or bioengineering) to an international destination to undertake a self-designed project that will
enhance their own careers within the field.
Barry M Goldwater Scholarship : Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater,
the purpose is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by
awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.
SWANSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
George Washington Prize : In the name of the first president of the United States and first
engineer, George Washington, and to reinforce the importance of engineering and technology in sustaining and
enhancing the visibility of the profession within our society, the George Washington Prize is presented annually
to an undergraduate senior in the Swanson School of Engineering who demonstrates qualities of academic excellence,
service and leadership.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Emma W. Locke Award : To a graduating senior in recognition of high scholarship, character, and
devotion to the ideal of the University of Pittsburgh.
Omicron Delta Kappa : For meritorious leadership in extracurricular activities, superior
scholarship, and campus citizenship with an emphasis on the development of the whole person, both as a member of
the college community and as a prospective contributor to a better society.
Brackenridge Research Fellowship : The Brackenridge Fellowships support University of Pittsburgh
undergraduates conducting independent research projects under the direction of a faculty mentor.
Chancellor's Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship : The Chancellor's Undergraduate Teaching
Fellowship is offered to encourage the enrichment of course offerings and to improve teaching through the
collaboration of faculty members with students in the planning and implementation of creative teaching
DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING
Outstanding Senior Awards : Awarded by the Department and each Concentration to the student who
has exemplary scholarship and service to the department.