Bianca Williams receives 2011 Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Bianca Williams

Auburn University student Bianca Williams received honorable mention during the 2011 Goldwater Scholarship selection process, one of only 50 students nationwide to enjoy this distinction. Williams, under the direction of Assistant Professor Elizabeth Lipke in the Department of Chemical Engineering, conducts research on heart repair and lost or damaged cardiac cells. She investigates hydrogel-based microcarrier design for directing and facilitating the differentiation of stem cells into cardiomyocytes.

Bianca is one of 20 students to receive an Auburn Undergraduate Research Fellowship. She tutors for Auburn's AT&T Minority Engineering Program and is treasurer and national convention chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers.

Last Updated: Apr 25, 2011