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Ashton Young

Ashton Young, a biological engineering graduate student, was the first recipient of the department's new award, the Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence. The award is given to a person in the department who consistently displays enthusiasm, dedication, alacrity, a sense of humor, patience, persistence, helpfulness, a can-do attitude and a dedication to research.

Ashton has supported the department in numerous events including Engineering State in 2009 and 2010, Discover BE and other recruitment activities. He has mentored undergraduate students and assisted graduate students and has presented his research on algal biofilms at both local and national professional meetings.