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Salma Ayoub Wins 2018 IE JoyLynn Hailey Reed Graduate Student Achievement Award

By Jessica Sinn

image of IE studentSalma Ayoub, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, has been selected as the recipient of the $1,000 JoyLynn Hailey Reed Graduate Student Achievement Award  for outstanding mentorship in the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) program.

Ayoub said she is grateful for her experience in the program and plans to pursue future mentorship opportunities in the fields of engineering and medicine.

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UT alumna Dr. JoyLynn Reed helped shape the IE program when it began in the Graduate School Professional Development Program in the 1990s.

“The IE Pre-Grad Program provided me with a unique platform that allowed me to see firsthand the effect that sincerity and sensitivity can have on students and people in general,” said Ayoub, who will graduate in May 2018 and attend the Dell Medical School this June.  “Having a good understanding of others, being honest, empathetic and compassionate are traits that prove to be valuable not just as a graduate student mentor, but in all areas of life.”

The award was made possible by Carol and Jim Hailey who provided a $25,000 endowment to support outstanding IE graduate student mentors.  Visit the IE website for more information about the endowment.

Visit the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s website for more about Ayoubg’s mentoring achievements.

About IE: Housed within the DDCE and the Moody College of Communication, the IE Program connects undergrads with graduate students and internship opportunities. The program gives graduate students a unique teaching experience by allowing them to work one-on-one with undergraduates. Through mentorship, they’re gaining real-world knowledge that will better prepare them for careers in the classroom and beyond.