Myers wins “Student in Technology” award from Info Tech WNY

Myers (right) at the BETAS award ceremony with Dr. Irfan Khan, one of the founders and Chief Strategy Officer of Circuit Clinical.

by Emily Sugarman

Published July 19, 2017

Colin Myers, a rising senior at UB from Lancaster, New York, won the Student in Technology Award from Info Tech WNY at its Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase event, known as the BETAS.

“Biomedical engineering is exciting because it enables me to be part of cutting edge technology every day. The ever-changing industry opens up endless possibilities and can lead to significant advances in health care.”
Colin Myers, Undergraduate student
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Myers works as a project manager for Circuit Clinical, a biotechnology startup based in Buffalo. The company aims to bring new medical solutions to patients by streamlining the process of clinical trials.

“It is such enterprising work done every day that feeds economic development and technological excellence within the Buffalo Niagara region,” Info Tech WNY stated on their website.

Myers majors in biomedical engineering. “Biomedical engineering is exciting because it enables me to be part of cutting edge technology every day. The ever-changing industry opens up endless possibilities and can lead to significant advances in health care,” he shared.

Myers plans on continuing his education at UB, and hopes to grow with Circuit Clinical as the startup continues its success here in Buffalo. “The company is moving at an incredible pace and I am excited to see where we will be in the future,” he said.

Myers was connected to Circuit Clinical by the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) and its executive director, Dr. Brian McIlroy. “I couldn’t be where I am today without their help,” Myers said.

To balance out his dynamic work and school life, Myers enjoys trail running, playing soccer, and is currently building his own FPV (first person view) quadcopter. As a long term goal, he’d eventually like to start his own company.

When asked about his award, Myers humbly answered, “I'm extremely honored to have received this award. All of the candidates that were nominated are exceptionally bright and will go on to do great things.”

The UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences community is proud of Colin for his considerable success and are looking forward to seeing what he does next.

The University at Buffalo's Department of Biomedical Engineering is a joint program between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.