Saterbak elected fellow of Biomedical Engineering Society
BY SHAWN HUTCHINS
Ann Saterbak, a professor in the practice of bioengineering education and associate chair for undergraduate affairs in the Department of Bioengineering, has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) Class of 2012 Fellows.
BMES, an international professional organization representing more than 3,000 bioengineers and biomedical engineers, is the lead society for the accreditation of bioengineering and biomedical engineering departments in the United States.
Saterbak was elected for significant contributions to the field of biomedical engineering education.
Since joining Rice in 1999, Saterbak has worked with faculty members to broaden bioengineering education and build nationally recognized, state-of-the-art undergraduate laboratories in experimentation and laboratory instruction.
Through the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education, Saterbak co-authored the textbook Bioengineering Fundamentals, published by Prentice Hall in 2007. The book provides a unifying approach to the introductory, interdisciplinary fundamentals in biomedical engineering and has been adopted by 20 biomedical engineering programs in the United States.
– Shawn Hutchins is a Web coordinator and staff writer for the George R. Brown School of Engineering.