Lisha Malkani is this year's winner of the the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineering Student Award. She's pictured above with NCE Dean Sunil Saigal.
Each year, the Newark College of Engineering selects a woman engineering student who to receive the Madame Mau Outstanding Female Engineering Student Award.
This years’ winner is Lisha Malkani, a Biomedical Engineering major who has a distinguished record of accomplishments at NJIT. She’s a student in the Albert Dorman Honors College and is in the accelerated BS/MS program, through which she’s already taken graduate classes.
In addition to being a top student, Lisha belongs to several student organizations. She’s been recognized with impressive awards including the Leadership Service Award from Albert Dorman Honors College; The Best Delegate Award for representing the USA in the Committee of Human Rights at the Model United Nations Conference; an Honorable Mention Award for representing the Republic of Liberia in the African Union; and the Yale University Award for representing the Democratic Republic of Congo in the United Nations. She’s also a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society at NJIT.
In terms of research, she has worked with the Public Health Institute at UMDNJ, where she studied bacterial genomics. She has also worked on robotics research with Associate Professor Bryan Pfister. After she graduates she will stay at NJIT to do a masters’ degree in biomedical engineering.
She is grateful to her professors and her advisers at NJIT, “who have constantly provided me with excellence instruction and guidance in my journey from undergraduate to graduate studies,” she says.
(By Robert Florida)