Two engineering students chosen as 2018-19 Tau Beta Pi Scholars

Two engineering students chosen as 2018-19 Tau Beta Pi Scholars

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Nebraska Engineering students Zvonimir Pusnik (left) and Nicholas Seier were chosen as 2018-19 Tau Beta Pi Scholars.
Nebraska Engineering students Zvonimir Pusnik (left) and Nicholas Seier were chosen as 2018-19 Tau Beta Pi Scholars.

Two Nebraska Engineering undergraduate students – Zvonimir Pusnik and Nicholas Seier – are among the 288 students who have been chosen Tau Beta Pi Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. 

The honor comes with a cash reward of $2,000 for a chosen student’s senior year of engineering study or $1,000 for one semester. All TBP Scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All chosen scholars are members of the Association.

Pusnik is finishing up work on a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with interests in biomedical engineering, energy, fluid mechanics and design. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school and complete a Ph.D. in engineering with an eye on a career working in a research laboratory.

Seier is a biological systems engineering major with an emphasis in biomedical engineering. fIn the past year, Seier’s four-person senior design capstone team worked with a third-year medical student at Creighton University to design an improved version of a laryngoscope for intubating patients in emergency situations in which visualization of the glottis is difficult. The group is in the process of pursuing a patent.