Posted: December 2, 2019

Morgan Roggenbaum, a junior student in our Biological Engineering Major is the recipient of the prestigious Genentech Pharmaceutical Technical Development Outstanding Student Award for 2020.

The Pharmaceutical Technical Development in U.S. (PTDU) at Genentech functions as the bridge between Research and Manufacturing, taking processes from laboratory bench-scale to manufacturing-scale. The mission of PTDU is to design, develop, scale up and implement cost-effective production systems and technologies for therapeutic drug candidates to fulfill the demands of Genentech's Research, Development, Commercial and Production Operations groups. The Genentech PTDU Student Awards were founded to recognize outstanding students in disciplines related to the field of Biotechnology at selected schools. One student award winner from Pennsylvania State University, based on their passion for biotech and high scholastic achievement. The student award winner will also be guaranteed a three-month summer internship position starting in May/June 2020 at Genentech's South San Francisco location in California.

Morgan is also a Schreyer Honor College Scholar and pursuing two minors in Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Leadership Development. she is very active in expending her interests behind our borders. Just few to mention; she did a study abroad for one semester at National University of Singapore in Singapore. She will be going to Copenhagen, Denmark to do her second study abroad study in the Fall of 2020 semester. She is furthermore actively involved in many other student programs on campus: International Virtual Engineering Teams, Mission Mexico; Global Engineering Fellows Program, Society of Women Engineers, and Engineers for a Sustainable World.

This award is not only recognizing her efforts, but also will provide excellent opportunity to do internship at a global biotech company such as Genentech. Keep up good work, Morgan!!!