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BMES featured in FASEB's Society Spotlight

A profile about the Biomedical Engineering Society was recently published in Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's (FASEB) Washington Update newsfeed.

VIDEO: Karen Burg Speaks as Part of Inaugural Class of AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors

The American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Lemelson Foundation recently announced their inaugural class of Invention Ambassadors. BMES Member Karen Burg is one of those inaugural inventors, and she recently spoke about the prarie dog moment that led to both her invention and a greater understanding of the need for collaboration.

Antioxidant Biomaterial Promotes Healing

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to BMES Member Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device’s function.

Donald Peterson named Dean of the College of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics at Texas A&M University-Texarkana

BMES member Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics at Texas A and M University-Texarkana, the university announced.

BMES to host the largest exhibit hall in its history

With more than three months before the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio, the society has already secured the largest number of exhibitors in its history.

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.