2023 Annual Award Ceremony and Picnic
On Friday, April 21st BME celebrated the hard work and excellence of our department and people during the 2023 Annual Award Ceremony and Picnic. Over 100 people, including BME friends and family gathered to celebrate our exceptional faculty, students and staff, and the graduating class of '23.
The award ceremony is a long standing BME tradition that acknowledges the achievements of undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty in the department. This year’s ceremony recognized more award winners than ever. Typically awards are given to just one individual in each category, however this year 4 awards had multiple winners. Most notably 6 undergraduates won the Senior Outstanding Scholar Award this year.
Two Chair’s Awards were given this year for Outstanding and Exceptional Contribution to BME. This special award, which is not awarded every year, recognizes above and beyond contribution to the Department of Biomedical Engineering by faculty, staff, and/or students.
Lindsay Tolchin, Senior Academic Advisor, was one of the award recipients for the amazing impact her industry mentorship program has had on students and their career progression. Cynthia Roberts, PhD, received the other Chair’s Award for her dedication and support to BME in her role as the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.
2023 Award Winners
Recognizes top academic achievement by a graduating senior in the Biomedical Engineering Program at The Ohio State University
Recognizes outstanding commitment to service by a student in the Biomedical Engineering Program at The Ohio State University
Recognizes excellence in research and investigative pursuits by an undergraduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Program at The Ohio State University
Recognized by peers as the senior who demonstrated excellence in leadership to the graduating class throughout their academic journey, and contributed the most to his/her peers, the College of Engineering, OSU, and the profession and discipline of Biomedical Engineering
Recognizes outstanding commitment to service by a student in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at The Ohio State University
- Ana Panic
Recognizes excellence in teaching and mentoring by a graduate teaching associate in the Biomedical Engineering Program at The Ohio State University
Recognizes excellence in research and investigative pursuits by a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University
Recognized by students for exemplary instruction and mentorship in service to students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
•Dr. Mark Ruegsegger
Recognizes dedication to quality and exemplary service in the Department of Biomedical Engineering by a staff person
- Ben Jones
Recognizes above and beyond contribution to the Department of Biomedical Engineering by faculty, staff, and/or students
After the award ceremony a picnic was held in the atrium of Fontana where activities, fun, and food were shared by all.
The picnic offered a warm meal catered by Piada, as well as a cake to celebrate Dr. Samir Ghadiali's birthday, which happened to fall on the date of our Award Ceremony and picnic.
While folks gathered in Fontana enjoying conversation and food, many took the opportunity to have some fun by engaging in activities like bracelet making, blowing bubbles, hula hooping, and coloring BME themed coloring sheets.
The spirit of the festivities was joyous and celebratory. Thank you to all who contributed to the energy of these events.
Events like our Annual Award Ceremony and Picnic are made possible because of generous gifts from individuals. If you would like to contribute to the BME Priority Fund so we can continue to hold events celebrating BME successes, please do so here.