Diversity Magazine features USC's Finley and Ga. Tech's Platt
Two Biomedical Engineering Society members are featured in the current issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine for the publication's 2015 Emerging Scholars of the Year.
The two BMES member included in this year's list are Stacey D. Finley, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California and Manu Platt, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.
According to the magazine, the list includes a diverse group of standout scholars under the age of 40. Recognized for the uniqueness of their fields of study, as well as their commitment to service and teaching, these scholars represent some of the brightest minds in the nation.
BMES Regional Conference coming to
Troy, NY April 17
BMES' 2015 BME Northeast Regional Conference will take place April 17 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
The conference is being held alongside the 2015 Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NBECC).
The BMES Biomedical Engineering Regional Conference is a unique one-day conference designed specifically for biomedical engineering students (undergraduate. graduate and post-doctorates) and working professionals. The conference provides a wealth of career information and networking opportunities.
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Click here for a calendar of the 2015 Career Connections regional conferences
Seeking Member Experts for Professional Development Webinars
If you are interested in getting more involved in the Society, BMES is seeking member experts on the following topics: Tenure Promotion Process, Translation, Human Capital, Regulatory Issues, Quality, and Operations to work with BMES to generate professional development webinars on these topics.
BMES created the professional development webinar series based on feedback received from BMES members during various committee meetings and focus group sessions.
If you are an expert in any of the above listed fields and are interested in getting more information on being a featured speaker or moderator, please send an email to Michele Ciapa, BMES Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred availability (February, March, August, September and/or December 2015) by February 2, 2015 along with a CV and synopsis (no more than two paragraphs) of your expertise.
To view archived webinar recordings, login and visit http://bmes.org/elearning.
Students tackle design challenge in UC Davis Make-a-thon competition
The University of California, Davis Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter recently held its Make-a-thon competition -- an event that gives students hands-on experience implementing a solution to a real world problem.
Make-a-thon is a competition between multiple student teams to learn the design process. in 30 hours, according to the chapter.
Its the design process on steroids, said Dr. Anthony Passerini, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and the director of the senior design program.
"The teams were doing over two days what they normally do over two quarters. They were highly constrained by time, materials, and manufacturing techniques. It was a great learning experience and a lot of fun for everyone," he said.