UTD BMES overview 2016 - 2017

2016-08-30 01:58:18

We're excited for (and a little bit alarmed about) the 2016 - 2017 year at UTD. Interest in BMES at UTD has grown at the same breakneck pace as the bioengineering department as a whole and participation is skyrocketing. On the other hand, the BME program within the school of Engineering and Computer Science is experiencing visible growing pains and certain problems that other departments may not have the privilege of experiencing.

It's a nice surprise to see the bioengineering program getting flashy headlines, a brand new (and very large) research building and a bunch of fresh faculty to back it up. UTD has a few forward-looking administrators and faculty to thank for the push into bioengineering and two graduated BME classes to show for it now. From the student perspective, however, we continue to experience some lingering holes in the program that nobody's patched yet.

In the upcoming year, we look forward to solving a few of these problems for our student body, and we feel a responsibility to be the first ones to do so. If you've ever lamented the absence of biomedical companies at the large ECS career fair, be sure to check out the second BME career fair this fall, where we expect to host even more local biotech businesses. For those needing academic support in upper level engineering courses, BMES is proud to partner with IEEE and ASME to open the Jonsson School Student Enrichment Center this fall. What's more, we're excited to be hosting more industry and academic guest speakers than ever over the next year, with the ambition of providing more than enough opportunity for every BME student to connect with researchers, peers, and future employers on a more individual basis.

One of the most valuable aspects of pulling together these services for students is that BMES, as a student organization, has the continued ability to be better attuned to the needs of students than departments with more administration involvement and overhead. And this means that you, as a BME student, can step in anytime to help shape the bioengineering program and its services as you see fit by talking to us or joining one of our officers' commitees. 

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

We hope to see you over the next year!


Spring 2018 Career Fair

BMES at UTD is happy to announce the Spring 2018 Intern/Career fair, which will occur on February 16.


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April General Meeting

Join BMES for the April general meeting, the last general meeting of the semester. We will be sharing details regarding future bioengineering events, volunteer opportunities, and seminars.

2018 Internship/Career Fair

The annual BMEN Internship/Career Fair for 2018 will be held on next Friday, February 16. We will be hosting local biotech companies in the Biological Sciences Building atrium.