Award for Academic Excellence: Biological Engineering

Award for Academic Excellence: Biological Engineering

Katie Ebbert

Katie Ebbert has excelled in a difficult major while remaining incredibly active in organizations across the University of Georgia campus and Athens. Ebbert has served in Habitat for Humanity, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the Society of Women Engineers, Silver Wings, and other organizations while maintaining a stellar GPA. 

A UGA Presidential Scholar, Ebbert's commitment to the College of Engineering and its student life includes serving as a Student Ambassador. In this role, she assists with college events and tours and provides valuable feedback to college leadership on important issues affecting the student body. 

"Being an ambassador has connected me with fellow engineering students who are truly outstanding people," said Ebbert. "In the past year, I have embraced teamwork more than ever before. Without doing this, I never could have overcome the challenges brought on by 2020." 

Ebbert also serves as a peer learning assistant in fluid mechanics. In this position, she helps students develop problem-solving skills while leading instruction by explaining and answering in-class questions. 

Following graduation, Ebbert plans to attend graduate school in biological engineering.


The College of Engineering Undergraduate Awards for Academic Excellence recognize one senior student from each degree program who has demonstrated exemplary performance in upper-level engineering coursework.