Nicholas Frazzette named spring 2016 student marshal

04/25/2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Nicholas J. Frazzette will be the student marshal for the biomedical engineering degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6. Frazzette will receive a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering with a minor in Spanish.

He has chosen Peter Butler, associate dean for education in the College of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, to be his faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic

achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Frazzette is the son of Sally and John Frazzette of North Wales. He is a 2011 graduate of La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor.

A Schreyer Scholar, Frazzette completed an honors thesis titled “Comparing Novel Techniques for Measuring the Bending Modulus of Lipid Bilayer Membranes in Erythrocytes.” 

Frazzette was the recipient of the Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Leonhard Honors Program Scholarship, the Paul Morrow Endowed Scholarship for Academic Achievement, the Jones Scholarship for Engineering, the John W. White Scholarship for Excellence in Spanish and the Penn State Student Leadership Scholarship. 

His undergraduate research experience included work on two projects for the Penn State Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program.

Frazzette’s extracurricular activities included the Penn State Engaged Scholarship Initiative, where he served as student ambassador; Springfield, a special interest organization benefitting THON, in which he served as donor/alumni relationship chair (2013), and community chair (2015); Schreyer Honors College Day of Service, where he served as sponsorship chair (2012), and site coordinator chair (2013); LeaderShape Institute (2012); and the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, of which he served as a founding member (2015). 

In September 2015, as part of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Frazzette was selected to attend The Second Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing, China. 

Following graduation, Frazzette plans to pursue a post-baccalaureate training fellowship through the National Institutes of Heath.

 

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Nicholas J. Frazzette will be the student marshal for the biomedical engineering degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6.

 
 

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614