Students recognized for outstanding achievements by Alliant Energy Foundation and UW System

// Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering

Tags: Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Award, BME, Catherine Finedore, Janerra Allen, Jr. Academic Achievement Award, MS&E, UW System

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Two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students were among the UW System students and teachers recognized by the Alliant Energy Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System for their outstanding achievements.

The 10th annual Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding scholarship and community-service efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing a degree in business or engineering at UW-Madison or UW-Platteville. Both institutions are within Alliant Energy’s service area.

(from left) Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation, Janerra Allen, and Jim Henderson, UW System vice president for academic and student affairs
(from left) Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation, Janerra Allen, and Jim Henderson, UW System vice president for academic and student affairs

The 2016 student recipients from UW-Madison are seniors Janerra Allen and Catherine Finedore.

  • Allen completed a project investigating neuroplastic brain changes in stroke patients associated with rehabilitative therapy using a brain-computer interface system. She currently serves as an assistant researcher for UW-Madison’s neuroimaging research program. Allen is president of the National Society of Black Engineers–Wisconsin Black Engineering Student Society. She expects to earn her bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering in May 2017, along with a certificate in integrated studies in science, engineering and society.

 

  • Finedore was part of a student team that developed an Infant Cardio-Respiratory (CaRe) monitor for use in developing countries. The team was invited to India for three weeks to meet students, doctors and nurses. During the visit, the device was used with newborns, which helped team members learn its strengths and modify the design accordingly. She expects to earn her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering in May 2017, along with a certificate in design studies.

Author: UW System