2022 spring student marshal: Kara Miller


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kara Miller has been named the spring 2022 student marshal for biomedical engineering. 

Miller will receive her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering with a minor in economics. A 2018 graduate of Glenelg High School in Glenelg, Maryland, Miller was the recipient of the Penn State Alumni Association Central Maryland Chapter Scholarship, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Dependent Scholarship and the Francis R. Pentz and Helen M. Pentz Memorial Academic Excellence Scholarship. She made the dean’s list every semester and is expected to graduate with distinction magna cum laude.

As a Schreyer Honors College student, Miller completed a thesis titled “Injury Outcomes in Native and Non-Native American Sign Language Users: An EMG Assessment.” She was a member of Tau Beta Pi from 2020-22; a co-founder and treasurer of Days for Girls at Penn State from 2019-22; a mentor and envoy for the Women in Engineering program orientation from 2019-22; an academic tutor for the Penn State Undergraduate Speaking Center from 2019-22; and an instructor for the Students Teaching Students program in 2022.

Miller served as an engagement intern for the U.S. Naval Academy and as an immunodiagnostics intern for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. After graduation, she will work as a project engineer for the Barry-Wehmiller Design Group. 



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