BME HealthReach award winners –
• Tau Beta Pi Award: Morgan Stephens (candidate)
The Tau Beta Pi Award is the College of Engineering’s highest award for graduating seniors. It is based on academic excellence, leadership, and service. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.95.
• Helen Grenga Outstanding Women Engineer Award: Lauren Aycock (candidate), Nancy Deaton (candidate), Morgan Stephens (candidate).
The Helen Grenga Award is the College of Engineering’s highest award for graduating female engineers. The criteria are scholarship, leadership, and service, and the recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.6.
• Outstanding Entrepreneur Award: Garrett Wallace (winner).
The other candidate was Olivia Lodise.
“With an InVenture prize win, an Institutional Review Board approved study, and a pending patent, Garrett is a prototypical entrepreneur,” said Le Doux. “He was a Fellow for NeuroLaunch, an accelerator program for neuroscience startups, and has a minor is technology and management. He’ll be starting at Emory School of Medicine in July to pursue an M.D, and I hope that he will continue his entrepreneurial spirit with us.”
• Dr. G. D. Jain Outstanding Senior Award: Morgan Stephens (winner).
Other candidates were Mahdi Al Husseini, Lauren Aycock, Emma Blume, Michael Brown, Anirudh Joshi, Argyro Kosmakos, Armel Nsiangani, and Cassidy Wang.
As a volunteer, Stephens works with sickle cell disease patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Hughes-Spalding Hospital, where she also tutors a high school student. Stephens, who will soon start work as an analyst with Insight Sourcing Group, “was, hands down, the best intern I have ever worked with,” according to Jim Cunningham, project engineer with Medtronic. “She is years ahead of her experience level.”