Webinar: How to Influence Decision Makers, Funding and Policy, July 17 @ 3 pm

Don't miss your chance to participate in the next Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) professional development webinar, Lobbying for BME, on July 17 at 3pm ET.

Tau Beta Pi Awards $473,000 to 242 Scholars

The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, recently announced the selection of 242 Tau Beta Pi Scholars from 451 applicants for undergraduate study during the 2014-15 academic year. The chosen scholars include six BMES Student Members.

Buchanan's Aortic Valve Paper Wins at World Congress of Biomechanics

Rachel Buchanan, a BMES Student Member, took first place in the doctoral student paper competition in the cardiovascular biomechanics category at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston.

Chapter tables available to student chapters for 2014 BMES Annual Meeting

BMES Student Chapters may reserve chapter tables for this year’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Oct. 22-25.

Students Design Defibrillator Vest

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students, including BMES Student Member Sandya Subramanian, have designed a lightweight, easy-to-conceal shirtlike garment to deliver lifesaving shocks to patients experiencing serious heart problems. The students say their design improves upon a wearable defibrillator system that is already in use and should help persuade patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest to wear the system around the clock.

W. Mark Saltzman of Yale Announced as 2014 Mines Medalist

W. Mark Saltzman, BMES Fellow and expert in biomedical engineering, drug delivery, tissue engineering and gene therapy from Yale University, has been named the 2014 Mines Medalist by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. The national award recognizes scientists and engineers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation.

Student Travel Award Applications Due July 31

BMES is accepting applications for the 2014 Student Travel Awards.

A Q&A with Amanda Chen on PEG Hydrogels and Cell-Cell Interactions

Recently, BMES Member Amanda Chen answered some questions for us about her work with commonly-used biomaterial-based tissue engineering constructs such as poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogels and how they modulate cell-cell interactions.

Housing now available for Southeast BME Regional Career Conference

Hotel rooms priced at specially negotiated prices for attendees of the Southeast BME Regional Career Conference in Atlanta are now available.

Registration for 2014 BMES Annual Meeting now open

Registration for the 2014 BMES Annual meeting in San Antonio is now open. The meeting runs from October 22-25, 2014.