Southeast and Mid-Atlantic BME Regional Career Conference

2013 Biomedical Engineering
Regional Career Conference (SEMABECC)

Hosted by the
University of Virginia
Biomedical Engineering Department

October 25, 2013

BMES at the University of Virginia

About the Conference...
The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Biomedical Engineering Regional Career Conference (SEMABECC) hosted by the University of Virginia Biomedical Engineering Department, 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.  SEMABECC 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 SEMABECC:
  • 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 participating in either a panel and/or networking session: 
American Association for the Advancement of Science National Institute of Standards and Technology
ATCC National Science Foundation
Becton Dickinson Old Dominion University 
BIO Maryland Patent and Trademark Office
Boston Scientific Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Catholic University of America Quantum Medical Metrics, LLC
Cooley Siemens
Duke University  St. Jude Medical
Engineering World Health  The George Washington University 
Explorys U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology 
FDA University of Maryland
Hemoshear University of Rochester
Howard University  University of Virginia
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington
Johns Hopkins University  Vasoptic
Luna Innovations Veterans Administration
Marquette University  Virginia BIO
MCRA Virginia Commonwealth University 
Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers   



Important Dates & Deadlines

Abstract Submission
Jul. 23:      Abstract Submission Opens
Oct. 7:       Abstract Submission Deadline 

See the "Hotel & Travel" page for a list of nearby hotels 

Jul. 23:     Early Registration Opens
Sep. 30:   Early Registration Deadline
Oct. 1:      Advance Registration Opens
Oct. 17:    Advance Registration Deadline
Oct. 18:    Onsite Registration Opens 
Oct. 25:    Onsite Registration Closes

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia was established in 1967 as a joint program of U.Va.'s School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Science. Today, everyone from prospective students to ABET accreditors takes note of BME's true dual culture in Engineering and Medicine, which is almost unique to U.Va. It's one reason why the Provost's Office has identified Biomedical Engineering – U.Va.'s top-ranked science or engineering program – as a strength to sustain in its Strategic Directions for the University of Virginia.


Their department is home to a Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Partnership Award , which draws on the joint strengths of the U.Va. School of Engineering, School of Medicine, Darden School of Business, and Health Sciences Center.