USC Makeathon provides hands-on experience
The BMES Chapter at the University of Southern California has recognized the need to provide students with real-life, application-based challenges to students interested in the biomedical field. For this reason, ASBME began hosting the Makeathon in February of 2016.
This event provides students a hands-on opportunity to solve a real-world problem in a collaborative environment. Students are presented with a challenge, and have 30 hours and a limited amount of resources to solve the challenge.
By working in teams, students engage in an interdisciplinary sharing of knowledge in order to solve a time-sensitive case. During the competition, corporate representatives and graduate students act as mentors, providing feedback to students, and offering advice. Students from other universities are invited to compete to provide exposure to Viterbi's innovative and collaborative environment and to foster bonds with students and organizations from other schools.
For more information about the Makeathon please visit http://www.uscmakeathon.com/ . If you are interested in providing a challenge, volunteering, or sponsoring please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens in January.
Biomedical West Conference hosted by BYU BMES Student Chapter
January 19-20, 2017
Don't miss out on this "first of its kind" conference that will bring together the Western region to innovate and advance human health!
U of Md. BMES hosts STEM expo for area middle school students
The University of Maryland chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES-UMD) (link is external) welcomed 50 students from area middle schools to the College Park campus to take part in the chapter's first-ever Empowering STEM Leaders expo on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Read more here: http://bioe.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=10106
Duke holds graduate section holds on-campus conference
The Graduate Section of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at Duke hosted its first annual on-campus conference recently.
The Conference opened with an introduction to BMES at Duke by PhD Candidate Lisa Cervia and included a total of fourteen talks by BME Professors including: Collier, Gersbach, Yuan, Gong, Tornai, Chilkoti, Shen, Satterwhite, Wax, Yao, Trahey, Hoffman, Randles, and Zauscher.
A lunchtime poster session included presentations by postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students. The Conference concluded with a plenary session and reception with invited speaker Dr. Zhen Gu, who was recently named TR35 Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review. The Executive Board, including Lisa Cervia (President), Daniel Alvarez (Vice President), Ravi Chowdhary (CTO), and Mounika Vanka (CFO) plan to continue this annual event and welcome new members from all fields and graduate levels interested in biomedical engineering.