Today, Whiting School of Engineering Dean Ed Schlesinger announced the recipients of the 2021 Convocation Awards, highlighting the achievements of high calibre students in the School. Several Mao lab undergraduate and alumni received awards for their academic achievements and contributions to their community:
Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Service Award – Anson Zhou
This award is presented to biomedical engineering students who have demonstrated
outstanding service to the academic community through their work with the Biomedical
Engineering Society or in the classroom.
Richard J. Johns Award – Michael Lan
This award is named in honor of Dr. Richard J. Johns, former director of the Department of
Biomedical Engineering, who retired in 1991 and passed away in November 2020. Dr. Johns
received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1948. The award
is presented to students who have achieved a high level of academic success
David T. Yue Memorial Award – Michael Lan
This award is dedicated to the memory of David T. Yue, MD, PhD Class of 1987, who was a
joyful teacher, inspiring mentor, world-renowned scientist, and beloved colleague in the
Department of Biomedical Engineering. It recognizes outstanding teaching or mentoring
by undergraduate teaching assistants or laboratory managers.
Materials Science and Engineering Achievement Award – Siyuan Feng
This award is given to graduating seniors for outstanding achievement in the Department
of Materials Science and Engineering.
Robert B. Pond, Sr. Achievement Award – Siddharth Iyer & Lillie Shelton
The Robert B. Pond, Sr. Achievement Award is given to the graduating seniors who best
exemplify Professor Pond’s commitment to scholarly and humane values. Pond joined the
faculty of Johns Hopkins University in 1947 as its first metallurgist; he retired in 1988 and
passed away in 2007. He co-founded the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
with Professor Robert E. Green Jr.
Senior Design Engineering Award/Biomaterials – Jasmine Hu
This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the design and conduct
of a Biomaterials research project in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.