Awards

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Fellowships & Scholarships:
NASEM Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2019)
Life Science Research Foundation Fellow Finalist (Declined) (2019)
Koch Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (2019)
AAAS L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Fellow (2017)
Koch Institute Marble Center Convergence Scholar (2017)
MIT IMPACT Fellow (2017)
NSF EBICS Postdoctoral Fellow (2017)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2014)
Society of Women Engineers Chrysler Foundation Scholarship (2014)
National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow (2012)

Research & Innovation:
MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 (2019)
Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy (2019)
STAT Wunderkind (2019)
Named Innovation and Technology Delegate to International Achievement Summit (2019)
BMES Career Development Award (2019)
Koch Institute Marlena Felter Bradford Research Travel Fellow (2019)
Forbes 30 Under 30: Science (2018)
BMES CMBE Student Fellow (2016)
Most Published Graduate Student in MechSE Illinois Graduate Program (2016)
ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza Civic Tech Challenge – 1st Place (2016)
Illinois Innovation $15k Prize (2015)
Baxter Young Investigator Award (2015)
National Science Foundation EBICS STC Product Conceptualization Prize (2015)
Kessler Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Engineers (2011)
Mechanical Engineering Innovation Award (2011)
Engineering Learning Initiatives Research Funding Award (2010)

Conference Presentations:
Image of Research Competition, Finalist (2017)
Illinois Research Live Rapid Fire Talk Competition, 1st Place (2016)
MechSE Department Art of Science Competition, Finalist (2016)
MechSE Department Research Forum Best Poster Award (2015)
Society of Women Engineers National Poster Competition Top 10 Finalist (2015)
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Poster Award (2015)
National Science Foundation IGERT Symposium Poster Award (2014)
Illinois-Tsinghua Nanotechnology Symposium Best Poster Award (2014)
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Best Poster Award (2013)
Bionanotechnology Symposium Poster Award (2012)

Outreach:
AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador (2019)
New England Choice Youth Leadership Awards (2019)
Nature Research + Estée Lauder Inspiring Science Award Shortlist (2018)
Cambridge Science Festival Curiosity Award (2018)
Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Collegiate Member Award (2014)
Society of Women Engineers Student Leader Award (2013)

Academic:
Cornell University Dean’s List (2008-2012)
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (2011-2012)
McManus Senior Design Award (2012)