Omar Abudayyeh
Omar Abudayyeh
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.
High School: Portage Central
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering

2011-12: Competed in two regattas as a skipper...finished 11th at the Midweek Tech Invite (9/20)...captured 11th place in the B Division of the Central Series 3 (4/8).

2010-11: Competed in three regattas as a skipper...finished 17th at the Midweek Tech Invite (10/19)...placed ninth in the B Division of the Central Series 4 (4/9)...ranked 10th at the Midweek Tech Invite (4/12).

On Dry Land at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering and biological engineering with a concentration in economics...completed an internship at Sana Mobile Health Care...was a National Cancer Institute Biomedical Scholar...worked in the laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health and Sciences Technology...conducted research in the laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry at the National Institute of Health...also did research in the Bioinstrumentation and Heinecke Neuroscience laboratories...recipient of MIT Mechanical Engineering Excellence in Education Award (2011)...Tylenol Future Care Scholarship semifinalist (2011)...first place in Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Competition (2010)...Barry M. Goldwater Scholar (2010)...Amgen-MIT Scholar (2010)...member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma honor societies...MIT Burchard Scholar (2010)...first place in MIT Biomedical Engineering Society-Merck Research Poster Session competition (2009)...recipient of Lord Foundation and New Horizon Foundation undergraduate research funds (2009, 2010)...MIT Undergraduate Research Journal co-editor-in-chief...MIT Biomedical Engineering Society co-president...co-founder and co-president of the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children...MIT MedLinks...math and science middle school mentor...BettorPolitics web start-up.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Portage Central High School...tennis state champions (2007)...placed fourth in the state (2007)...Siemens competition finalist (2008)...fourth place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2008)...National Merit Scholarship winner...earned Silver medal at USA Computing Olympiad...U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad semifinalist...National AP Scholar...Michigan Student Service Award.

Personal: Son of Iklas Abudayyeh.