Thirteen students received the 2013 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University's intellectual environment.
The recipients were selected based on nominations from Miami faculty. The award is given annually to 10-15 students who have completed their third year at Miami (a minimum of 75 credit hours) and achieved academic excellence while making sustained and significant contributions to the intellectual climate of a department, an academic division or the campus. Students are awarded a $1,000 scholarship and certificate of recognition.
Krysten Kasting (front-center), bioengineering major/pre-med from Copley. She has worked with faculty mentor Jessica Sparks, associate professor of paper, chemical and bioengineering, since last semester on a project related to understanding mechanical properties of synthetic materials that may find applications in the biomedical area. She is a tutor at the Rinella Learning Center and has been an undergraduate teaching assistant for the paper, chemical and bioengineering department and also for the mechanical and manufacturing engineering department. She is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Society of Women Engineers and the American Medical Student Association. She is also an active member of Miami's equestrian team.
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