This award recognizes the efforts of our biomedical engineering seniors who have participated in a year-long team design project. Design teams are assembled with three or four students who then meet with a disabled client from the New Orleans community and work during the senior year to design a device, process, or procedure to help that particular individual.
During the spring semester, the team designs are presented in a public show, and evaluated by a panel of judges, and we generally honor the team with the highest score by presenting certificates to the winners.
From 1993-2005, teams were able to count on the assistance of Kenneth H. Kuhn, our biomedical engineering lab coordinator and instructor who provided invaluable assistance to our students as they sought to take their ideas and make them into workable devices. The award was named in Kenny's honor in 2006.
For outstanding Senior Honor Thesis in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
2018: Matthew Nice
The student selected by the faculty for outstanding achievement in biomedical engineering studies:
2019: Shreya Gunda
2018: Madison Vanosdoll
2017: Cody O'Cain
2016: Clayton B. Ford
Awarded to a junior in Biomedical Engineering based on Outstanding Scholarship:
Given annually in memory of Nissim Nathan Cohen of the class of 1986 to the graduating senior in Biomedical Engineering who has contributed most to his class to his school and to the profession of Biomedical Engineering (formerly called the Award for Outstanding Service):
Awarded to the biomedical engineering senior with the highest scholastic average: