Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, Husky 100, & Senior CLASS Award (April 2016)

A trio of students from Columbia University are winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for an undergraduate team. Together they formed a startup, Kinnos Inc., with the goal of “empowering lifesavers to protect themselves and others, and to have confidence in their safety as they do their lifesaving work.” Read the award page for more information.

Jason Kang, NY A 2016, is a member of the winning team that developed the powdered additive for disinfectants. He is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering who has spent years in laboratories, including at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he mentors first-year college students, served as philanthropy chair of his fraternity, and invented a device to treat postpartum hemorrhage.


Six bioengineering students from the University of Washington have been named to the inaugural class of the Husky 100. According to the announcement, the Husky 100 “are selected based upon their ability to demonstrate a mindset of discovery, commitment to inclusive community, capacity for leadership, readiness for life’s next steps and willingness to experience learning beyond the classroom.”

Two of the Husky 100 are Tau Bates. Ian W. Andrews (WA A 2016) – research focuses on paper-based multiplexable assay for drug resistant HIV and will pursue a Ph.D. at MIT in biological engineering. Anastasia Nicolov (WA A 2016) – double major (also in applied music), will work in biotech industry before applying to medical school.


Earlier this month the 2016 Senior CLASS Awards were awarded for men’s hockey. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I men’s hockey coaches, national hockey media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I men’s hockey. Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim, NY M 2016, was named as a second team All-American.

Theo is a senior majoring in bioengineering at Union College, a 2015 TBP Scholar, and serves as the vice president for the New York Mu Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Click here to read the announcement for more information on Theo, who volunteers as a role model for Hockey in Harlem.


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