UBC Mechanical Engineering fourth year student Parisa Bastani was named one of this year’s Wesbrook Scholars. Reserved for no more than twenty students in the University each year, the prestigious Wesbrook Scholar designation recognizes outstanding achievement.
Wesbrook Scholars must rank in the top 10 percent of their class, and possess the ability to serve, work with and lead others. In addition to be an outstanding academic student, Bastani is the Captain of the Formula UBC student team, which builds an open-wheeled race car for the Society of Automotive Engineers’ annual collegiate competition. She is also Chair of the Engineering Student Team Council, and a member of many student committees. Her recent achievements include winning, with her collaborators, the Best Engineering Track Paper at the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) Global Annual Forum.
The Wesbrook Scholar awards are sponsored by the Wesbrook Society, an organization of the university’s major benefactors.