Student of the Year
2020 Co-op student of the year
headshot- Hannah Geisler
Hannah Geisler
2020 Co-op student of the year

Bioengineering major, Chemistry minor, Hannah Geisler, was awarded the 2020 Swanson School of Engineering Co-op, Student of the Year Award. Hannah completed her co-op with Zoll Cardiac Management and pioneered the first virtual testing procedure due to the pandemic, including a 50-page protocol, and test platforms. During her time at Zoll, Hannah also worked on a wearable defibrillator, LifeVest. She helped code the voice of the device, giving audio instruction on use and appropriate responses of the user. Beyond co-op, Hannah has published three papers. One in an upcoming edition the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and two poster publications. This past summer, Hannah worked as a National Science Foundation, Bio-Materials Undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Ruder 's lab at Pitt. In addition to receiving a trophy and certificate, a monetary gift has been awarded. Hannah is scheduled to graduate April 2021. Congratulations, Hannah!

Congratulations to everyone!  We are so lucky to work with such a wonderful group of students and employers.  

2020 Co-op Student of the Year Nominees:

  • Devin Cortes, Bioengineer, Carmell Therapeutics 
  • Chloe Feast, Industrial Engineer, Logile
  • Michael Gresh-Sill, Chemical Engineer, Covestro
  • Lucas Karavolis, Computer Engineer, Rockwell Automation
  • Jonathan Perlman, Mechanical Engineer, Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Anthony Popovski, Electrical Engineer, GE Power Conversion
  • Haley Turkovich, Civil Engineer, Mascaro Construction
  • Justin Weber, Mechanical Engineer, Conair/IPEG

2020 Co-op Tenacity Award

  •  Adam McNeill, Industrial Engineer, Harley-Davidson 

2020 Co-op Trailblazer Award

  • Stephanie Thornton, Chemical Engineer, CardnoChemrisk

2020 PennAce Joanne Day STEM Winner

  • Cailyn Hall, Chemical Engineer, Sherwin Williams