2014 BME Innovation and Career Development Award

BMES is now accepting applications for the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Innovation and Career Development Travel Awards. Those eligible for these awards are graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty and professionals at critical transition or reentry points in their careers from underrepresented populations in biomedical engineering to include racial and ethnic minorities.

U of Alabama at Birmingham BME students design award-winning toddler wheelchair

A wheelchair for toddlers designed by biomedical engineering students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was awarded the 2014 student da Vinci Award, according to a university announcement.

Drexel Student Chapter promotes BME at high school career fair

The Drexel University Student Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society recently went to Atlantic City High School located in New Jersey for the school’s health career fair.

Human trails started on technology that could vastly improve coronary artery bypass graft procedures

Human trials have begun on technology developed by Neograft Technologies, a company founded by BMES members David Vorp and William Wagner.

Cote named director of Center for Remote Healthcare Technology

Gerard L. Cote, professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Center for Remote Healthcare Technology (CRHT), according to an announcement from the university.

U of Maryland and Johns Hopkins students hold research fair

Undergraduates from the Clark School's Fischell Department of Bioengineering (UMD BioE) and Johns Hopkins University's Department of Biomedical Engineering (JHU BME) gathered recently for the second annual JHU-UMD Undergraduate Research Fair. The schools' Biomedical Engineering Society chapters assisted in coordinating the event.

BMES member studies the symmetry of cells to help prevent birth defects

Tissue engineering and stem cell researcher Leo Q. Wan, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has received a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes, according to a RPI announcement.

BMES Webinar Archive available on Starting an Industry Chapter

If you are a BMES member and missed the previous BMES professional development webinar, How to Start an Industry Chapter, the archive is now available.

BMES Webinar on Venture Capital and Patent Law

Registration is now open for the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) professional development webinar, Venture Capital and Patent Law: Practical Strategies for Patenting an Innovation.

BMES Coulter College student program scheduled for August in Coral Gables, Fla.

For the last two years, BMES convened Coulter College, a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations, at the BMES Annual Meeting. This year, BMES will hold the program in August as a stand-alone event in Coral Gables, Florida (southwest of downtown Miami) enabling participants to take what they learn forward to their senior design courses.