On Thursday, March 21st, Joe, Lauren, and I conducted a very successful presentation in front of a group of high school students. The audience was an assortment of freshmen to seniors, as well as some parents. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce to the students the idea of biomedical engineering and give them some insight into the premise of the program, as well as a basic understanding of the academics of the field. Our presentation was a relatively standard one, with slides and a demonstration. The students seemed to react much more actively to the demonstration portion of the presentation, in which we showed them the use of the bicep model lab from BME 101. Getting to see hands-on the practicality of BME in everyday life resonated with the students. At the end of the presentation, we all shook hands and received very kind words from both the coordinator of the program and from the parents. I think Lauren and Joe would agree with me when I say we’d be happy to do it again in the future.
by Alexander Rivera
BMES Mentoring Event
BMES had another successful mentoring event on Tuesday, March 19th in Goergen Atrium. This event focused on pre-registration, and mentees were able to get advice from junior and senior BME mentors on which classes to take and how to fit everything into their busy schedule before meeting with their advisors. Pizza and soda were served!
by Caroline Stockwell
BMES Spring 2019 Engineering Social
The Spring 2019 Engineering Social (E-Social) was held on Mar. 29th in Rettner. This semester, the E-Social included different stations held by various engineering student associations including EWB, BMES, ASME, Robotics, and UR Makers. The BMES station organized a paper tearing activity for incoming students. This involved thinking of strategies to tear paper into its maximum length and perform it. The final paper tearing product hung from the second and even the third floor of Rettner and dropped all the way to the first floor. Eventually the longest one and the most artistic one was identified. Everyone had fun during the event. So did I!
by Lauren Li