Marianne Black recently received the prestigious Paul Geyer Graduate Award in Biomedical Engineering for 2013-14. This award recognizes entrepreneurial achievements by graduate students in Biomedical Engineering at UBC and is awarded to students who have demonstrated both strong leadership and a high standard of scholarly achievement.
Marianne is a MASc student in Biomedical Engineering supervised by Dr. David Wilson at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. She is working on a biomedical engineering project to address the lack of orthopaedic surgical drills in developing countries. In a team of 6 (including current UBC students and alumni) and with the support of UBC’s Engineers in Scrubs program and Orthopaedics Department, a prototype has been developed that allows the sterile use of affordable hardware drills for surgical procedures.
Congratulations Marianne for your achievements!