Kristofor Pas, University of Texas at Arlington ’20, is an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering major. The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington recently announced that Brother Pas has been selected for the National Institute of Health (NIH)-sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP). The internship provides a 10-week research opportunity on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. This nationally prestigious program selects only sixteen interns in the country through a rigorous and competitive selection process. The interns will be working in NIH labs on cutting-edge projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists and engineers.
At UT Arlington Brother Pas works as an undergraduate research assistant studying the mathematical features of computational tomography (CT) scans. Prior to that role he studied the organic synthesis of compounds following principles of Green Chemistry.
In addition to his coursework, and research positions, he is involved with the Texas Kappa Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, and Pas has served the chapter as its historian and scholarship chairman. He is also involved in BMES, Leadership Honors Program, and the Genetic Engineering Society. His academic honors include current Dean’s List ranking, a President’s Charter Scholarship, and First Team Academic All-State distinctions.
Kristofor attended James Martin High School in Arlington and was a member of four honor societies, Key Club, and was a member of the varsity football and track team. Brother Pas graduated magna cum laude with distinguished achievement distinction.
Kristofor’s community service includes current work with The ALS Association and volunteers at the Bob Mann Medical Clinic. His past volunteer experience includes working with Mission Arlington, Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, River Legacy, and Safe Haven of Tarrant County. Kristofor has served as a mentor with the Boy Scouts of America, and he earned Eagle Scout rank in 2015.