Chemical Engineering undergraduate senior, Henry McEacheron, recently received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award. The award recognizes outstanding academics and exceptional involvement in AIChE student chapter activities.
“I am grateful to win this scholarship award,” McEacheron said, “I look forward to using these funds to pursue graduate studies.”
McEacheron has been an undergraduate research assistant with the Nagrath Lab since 2021. He has been an undergraduate research assistant in the Sunitha Nagrath lab since 2021, where he has been using microfluidic devices to isolate tumor derived exosomes. He has also served as the external vice president of AIChE at the University of Michigan and has been a tutor at the Engineering Center for Academic Success.
In addition to his involvement, McEacheron has been the recipient of many other scholarships and awards. He has received the Julius F. Bartus Endowed Memorial Scholarship, given to exceptionally talented students in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, the Clifton S. Goddin Chemical Engineering Scholarship, awarded to Michigan Chemical Engineering students based on their strong academics and leadership skills, and the Alfred A. and Beverly H. Nuttall Endowed Scholarship, given to Michigan Engineering students to recognize their accomplishments.
McEacheron has also participated in National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates. He spent a summer at Northwestern University working at the International Institute for Nanotechnology under Dr. Samuel Stupp where he researched nanofibers. He also worked in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia under Dr. Jeffrey Saucerman where he researched computational network models and miRNAs.
McEacheron was officially presented with the Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award on November 5th, 2023. The Scholarship Award requires a nomination by the AIChE Student Chapter Advisor and awards each recipient $1,000. Excellent academic performance and participation in professional and AIChE activities are the most important criteria for conferment.