Biomed Student Awarded Gilman Scholarship for Foreign Study
Lisa Gibson, a biomedical engineering major from Memphis, is one of three U of M students
to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for foreign
study for spring 2014.
Gibson will study electrical engineering at Hochschule Ulm in Ulm, Germany. She is
the daughter of Roger Gibson and Susan Gibson. Her career goal is to do research and
development in the industry as a biomedical engineer. Gibson plans to specialize in
bioelectricity by combining electrical engineering with biomedical engineering.
Gibson shared, “I originally went into biomedical engineering interested in the diversity
of sciences that I would be studying. I really wanted to be an engineer as I enjoy
creativity and innovation in technology, and biomed dealt with a variety of sciences
like physics, chemistry, and biology. My dad is also a physician. He's always been
a role model to me, so I wanted to learn more about the medical field.”
Kiel Johnson, Gibson’s fiancé, is going to Germany as well. They will both be studying
biomedical engineering and will both be taking electrical engineering courses for
their engineering electives. Gibson continues, “I have been curious about bioelectricity
the past year. I want to use this opportunity to understand electrical engineering
and apply it to biomedical sciences.” In addition to exploring engineering, Gibson
is looking forward to learning more about her German heritage.
The Gilman Scholarship supports students who may be unlikely to study abroad, including
those with financial need, those in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and
engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.
Lisa says that she loves to travel. Enjoy a few photos from her recent trips.
Lisa Gibson and fiancé, Kiel Johnson, in Cancun, Mexico.
Gibson and Johnson at the Grand Canyon
Gibson in Seattle, WA