2020 Scholarship Winner Feature – Meghan Kupratis

University of Delaware Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Receives $1,500 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Meghan Kupratis is a second year PhD student working with Professor Christopher Price at the University of Delaware. Her doctoral research focuses on understanding how modulating cartilage’s hydration influences its tribological and biological performance. Recently, her team discovered that sliding drives interstitial fluid Read More …

2020 Scholarship Winner Feature – Yoliem S. Miranda Alarcón

Rutgers University Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Receives $1,000 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Yoliem received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Fordham University-Rose Hill Campus, New York. With a particular interest in teaching science, she joined the American Chemistry Society (ACS), where she did significant outreach work in high schools to make science a more approachable field Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Jamie Benson

STLE Section Awards Scholarship to University of Delaware Doctoral Student The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a scholarship to Jamie Benson, a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. Jamie’s doctoral research aims to understand cartilage tribology, in particular, how cartilage responds mechanically, tribologically, and biologically to contact Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Hannah Spece

Drexel University Doctoral Student receives Philadelphia STLE Scholarship The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a scholarship to Hannah Spece, a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University. Recent innovations in extrusion-based 3D printing (fused filament fabrication; FFF) have allowed for the manufacturing of high-temperature biopolymers such as polyetheretherketone (PEEK). Due Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Michael Algarra

STLE Section Awards Scholarship to Drexel University Undergraduate Student The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a scholarship to Michael Algarra, an undergraduate student in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University. As a student focusing directly on Tissue Engineering, Michael finds that tribology is a huge driving factor in the design of any Read More …