Boyce Nominated for Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships
Hannah Boyce, E’22, chemical engineering, has been nominated for the Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships, which fund study in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and are among the most prestigious postgraduate awards in the world.
Boyce’s experiences as a chemical engineering researcher and a woman in STEM have inspired her twin professional goals: to innovate drug delivery mechanisms for more targeted treatment of chronic diseases and to improve engineering education at all levels so that underrepresented students in STEM disciplines are better prepared and better supported. In the lab of Northeastern Professor Debra Auguste, Boyce studied the migration of the triple negative breast cancer line MDA-MB-231, which sparked her interest in drug delivery. She then investigated tumor associated microhpages at Iowa State University, melanin nanoparticles at Northwestern University, the effect of carbon monoxide on inflammation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a drug release assay at Alivio Therapeutics, and currently, scalable production and isolation of extracellular vesicles at ETH Zurich. Meanwhile, Boyce’s research on the benefits of supplemental instruction for women in engineering resulted in several presentations and publications on that topic. She aspires to a PhD in chemical engineering and a career as a professor.