Midwest BME Career Conference

2014 Midwest Biomedical Engineering
Career Conference (MBECC)
Hosted by 
Wayne State University
Friday, November 7, 2014

About the Conference...
The Midwest Biomedical Engineering Regional Career Conference (MBECC) hosted by Wayne State University, 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.  Students and recent graduates will learn about careers from alumni working in industry, academia, government, law and medicine.  Attendees will learn about full-time opportunities and current students can hear about intern/coop programs.  Students with research projects and also design teams are welcome to present their work in the poster session.  MBECC also showcases the host school's BME program, students and faculty.  

Employers (representatives from industry and government) are invited to participate in the Career Networking Session that’s a part of the conference.   The Networking Session is in a career fair format and held at the conclusion of the day.  It provides the opportunity for employers to reach a large gathering of regional talent from a wide range of schools.  Universities with BME programs from throughout the region are also invited to exhibit and market their school to the student attendees. 
Benefits of attending MBECC:
  • Networking with companies within the region
  • Learn about career options in industry, government, academia, and medicine
  • Present undergraduate or graduate research work or design in a poster session
  • Learn about Translational Research, Grand Challenges and Medical Imaging 
  • Participate in the Career Networking Session/Career Fair
The following are companies and universities that have participated in either a panel and/or networking session in 2013: 
ABBVie Research Center  McCormick Northwestern Engineering Biomedial Engineering
Baxter McKinsey & Company
Biomet Medtronic
Care Fusion National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Center for Medical Technology
and Innovation (CMTI)
Northwestern University
Epic Ohmx Corporation 
Explorys PricewaterhouseCooper Research Institute
Food and Drug Administration Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
Fenwal University of Chicago College of Medicine
Grand Valley State University    University of Chicago Department of Bioengineering
Healthcare HDT Robotics, Inc.
(HDT Global)
University of Chicago at Urbana-Champaign
Heart Ware University of Rochester 
Hospira, Inc.  University of Wisconsin Madison
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP US Department of Veterans Affairs 
Life Fitness Wayne State University 
Marquette University Zimmer 


Dates & Deadlines

Abstract Submission
Jul. 15:    Opens
Sep. 29:   Closes

Visit the Hotel & Travel page for a list of nearby hotels  

Jul. 31:      Early Opens
Sep. 25:    Early Deadline
Sep. 26:    Advance Opens
Oct. 28:     Advance Deadline
Nov. 7:      Onsite


Wayne State University

Biomedical Engineering at
Wayne State...

Wayne State University has the honor of being home to one of the longest, continuously active research programs in biomedical engineering in the world. The partnership between the School of Medicine and College of Engineering dates back more than 70 years. Faculty members from both sides of Warren Avenue have produced significant advancements in the field that have continuing impacts on the lives and health of individuals around the world.

Biomedical engineering education has evolved over more than 50 years at Wayne State. Students initially had the opportunity to concentrate in biomechanics within the engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering programs. Building on its strong history in this field and the growth of coursework and research in the area of biomaterials and biomedical sensors, independent graduate degree programs were established in 1998. In 2010, a full range of degree programs in biomedical engineering was first offered to serve their outstanding students.   Click here for a list of highlights in the program's history and achievements...

 Click here to learn more about WSU BME 75th Anniversary Symposium