BME student, Emily Hester, wins Outstanding Gator Engineering Award

Congratulations to Emily Ann Hester who was just announced a winner for the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Gator Engineering M.S. Student Award for 2014! 

Emily began her studies as an undergraduate at the University of Florida in August 2009. She quickly declared her major as Materials Science & Engineering and selected her specialization as biomaterials. During her time as an undergraduate, she was actively involved with Chi Omega Sorority and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. She graduated in May 2013. 

Emily (front row, far left) with student design team at the 2013 BMES Annual Meeting

As a part of the combined degree program, Emily returned to UF to earn her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. During her time as a graduate student, she has served as the President of Tau Beta Pi and Secretary of the Society for Biomaterials. She has also been involved with Engineering Leadership Forum (part of Engineers’ Week). In addition to her studies, she interns part-time at a local biotechnology company and is a teaching assistant for the BME senior design course. 

After graduation, Emily will be beginning her engineering career in Jacksonville, FL.