BMES Mentoring Event
The event took place on September 17th, from 7 – 8 pm, in the Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall. It was the first mentoring event of the semester, with another one being planned for October. Upper Class BMEs were asked to sign up to be mentors prior to the event and were invited to meet and socialize with some of the first and second-year BMEs. The aim of the event was to match up underclass students with junior and senior mentors, in order for them to get guidance about courses, research, clubs, and college life, in general. Pizza and soda were ordered, and at the end of the event, first and second-year mentees were able to put down their top 3 choices for a mentor, and were matched up later.
BMES held our annual research panel on Thursday September 27th from 5pm-6pm in Goergen 101. This event was attended by approximately 20 first year BME students. There were three student panelists: Abby Williamson’19, Grace Weyand’19, Dominique James’19 who talked about their research experiences during the semester and during the summer. The students offered tips on contacting professors and obtaining research positions. Professor Edmund Lalor and Professor Edward Brown also gave insight on what professors look for in students and on how their labs are structured. This event concluded with a Q&A session.
On the evening of Friday 9/21, all BME faculties and students are invited to the BME picnic. This is an annual event where the BME department joined together for a meet and greet with delicious food from Dinosaur BBQ for this year.. For 200 people who participated, it was a fun time, especially for first-year BME students, who get the chance to get to know the department and its’ faculty addition to making new friends.
Our first ever Orientation Event was a success! Held in the Munnerlyn Atrium on August 25th from 2-4pm, we invited incoming first years to meet and make friends with upperclassmen in their major. By around 3 o’clock the area was very full, with around 75 people. Next year is sure to be as good as this one was!