Awards and achievements

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

Emily Gray of Schenectady is the recipient of the Deans Scholarship at the State University of New York College at Oneonta. The college’s award of $3,000 annually will help Gray, who attends Guilderland High School, to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology beginning in the fall 2014 semester;

Emily Dubuc of Schenectady received the Biomedical Engineering Research Award and Marston Engineering Award at Western New England University. This first award is given to a biomedical engineering student who presents her research at a national conference. The Marston Award is granted to the student judged to have the most mature understanding of the principles of professional engineering practice.

Dubuc is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Sigma Beta Tau and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. A highlight of her undergraduate education involved her travel to Guatemala as part of the Global Health and Technology course where she helped perform assessments of urban and rural medical facilities.

Her interest in global health continued as she completed her senior design project entitled “Nerve Block Training Phantom for Use with Ultrasound Systems in Low-Resource Environments.”

She spent last summer performing research at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, Calif. in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows program. Her project was entitled “Quantitative analysis of thin filament length during post-natal skeletal muscle development in mice.”

Dubuc has achieved numerous honors including Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She is a member of four engineering societies and has held leadership positions in each, vice president of the Biomedical Engineering Society, president and treasurer of the Society of Women Engineers, fund-raising organizer for Engineering World Health, and corresponding secretary Tau Beta Pi. Her leadership abilities have been recognized by her induction into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.

Beyond engineering, Dubuc has been a member of CARE (Community Action Rewards Everyone), admissions Day Visit Program volunteer, a member of the Outing Club, and a volunteer for Relay for Lide fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Dubuc was granted the James V. Masi Biomedical Engineering Award in November of 2012 in recognition of her community service combined with academic excellence.

Dubuc graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. She is the first student to enroll in the six-year BS Biomedical Engineering/JD degree program and has successfully managed first-year law courses and senior engineering courses while maintaining her exemplary academic performance. Dubuc plans to continue her law studies as part of the Engineering/Law program;

More Student Kudos

  • State University of New York College Oneonta has announced students achieving honors for the spring 2021 semester.

    These local students were named to the Provost's List with a grade-point average of 4.0:

    — Mira DelSignore of Slingerlands, majoring in psychology;

  • These local students were named to the dean's list from Siena College for the spring 2021 semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher:

    — Emma Bidell of Voorheesville;

    — Olivia Bigge of Slingerlands;

    — Lindsay Blair of Voorheesville;

  • These local students were named to the Rochester Institute of Technology Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester, each with a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher:

    — Samantha Smith of Delmar, majoring in biotechnology and molecular bioscience program;

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