Biomedical Engineering is establishing a student award fund to support the professional development of master’s and Ph.D. students and a second that will support four freshman students.

""The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is establishing a student award fund to support the professional development of master’s and Ph.D. students in the department. The Jack Lemons Endowed Scholarship fund honors Dr. Jack Lemons, Professor Emeritus, and his professional contributions to BME and UAB. Graduate student training and professional development have always been near and dear to Lemons’ heart, having spent over 50 years mentoring and chairing more than 300 student theses and dissertations, leading to more than 600 publications.

This one-time, $1,000 award will be made to one meritorious first-year Biomedical Engineering doctoral student selected from each year’s incoming class. Some examples of support might include:

  • supporting a stipend to complete a master’s or doctoral thesis research project;
  • travel funds to a scientific meeting for a BME grad student to present research at a scientific meeting;
  • funds to participate in a professional development workshop; or
  • a symposium or some similar activity, left at the discretion of the department chair and dean of the school based on the priority needs of BME students.

The BME Scholars award will support four freshman students a year as BME Scholars. Each award will consist of a stipend of up to $2,000 that a BME scholar will be able to use toward tuition support, initiation of a research project with a BME faculty advisor, or a comparable activity approved by the BME Chair and the Undergraduate Program Director. While each BME Scholar will be identified during the initial term as an incoming student to the BME program (typically Fall), the award itself will not provide support until the start of the following term (typically Spring). Criteria to be used for BME Scholar selection will include:

  1. assessment of academic performance,
  2. promotion of diversity within the BME student body, and
  3. a likelihood that each selected scholar will contribute to the BME research mission.

To learn more about both awards visit BME's Alumni & Giving page.

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