Ellerbee wins NSBE Grad Student of the Year

Audrey Ellerbee, Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, was selected Graduate Student of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers. She will receive her 2007 Golden Torch Award at the NSBE’s national meeting in Columbus, Ohio, in March. This honor recognizes Ellerbee’s academic and extracurricular contributions. She is president of the Duke Graduate and Professional Student Council, and is a member of Duke’s Latin dance troupe. She also volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through the Duke Law School. Ellerbee’s research is focused on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and her work is supported by a NSF graduate research fellowship, the Duke Endowment, a James B. Duke fellowship and the University Scholars Program. Ellerbee earned her B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Princeton in 2001 and taught for a year in Singapore before coming to Duke.