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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology biomedical engineering student awarded 2018 Women & Hi Tech Leading Light scholarship

October 9, 2018

Sheetal Prasanna, Biomedical Engineering major

Sheetal Prasanna, Biomedical Engineering major

Sheetal Prasanna, a biomedical engineering major with the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, was awarded the Women & Hi Tech Leading Light Award on Thursday, October 4, 2018. 119 total nominations were submitted for awards this year, along with 14 nominees in the undergraduate scholarship category.

This year, two $5,000 scholarships were awarded to women living in Indiana with the intent to remain in the state after graduating to put their education to work in our community. The Women & Hi Tech Scholarships are open to women pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

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From left: IUPUI students Stephanie Luangraj, Sheetal Prasanna, and Valeria Gaeta

Sheetal is currently a sophomore in the Biomedical Engineering program at Purdue’s School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI, with plans for medical school upon graduation. She maintains a 4.0 GPA in one of the most rigorous engineering program at IUPUI.

Prasanna is also an active volunteer in her community and on the IUPUI campus. She is a member and volunteer at Timmy Global Health, a not-for-profit that expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s global health challenges. She also volunteers her time at a free student-run clinic run by IUPUI, Butler, and IU students. She is also a campus mentor who helps first year students become acclimated to college life.

Other nominees from IUPUI can be found here.

Congratulations, Sheetal!