BMES Picnic Newsletter (September 10th, 2021)
On Friday, September 10, 2021, BMES hosted in conjunction with the Department of Biomedical Engineering a picnic to kick off the start of the school year. Members of all undergraduate classes, graduate students, professors, and their families attended for food, fun, and general connection building. After a long year with minimal in-person interactions due to the pandemic, this picnic allowed the BME department to come together and celebrate being in person once again. Students were able to connect with their professors and peers alike feeling supported at the beginning of this new school year. This picnic acted as a lovely way to transition back to in-person classes and social events in our department and BMES cannot wait for more events like this in the future.
By Katie Broun
CMTI Graduate Information Session (September 29th, 2021)
The CMTI Graduate Information Session this year took place on September 29th, 2021. The Center for Medical Technology and Innovation (CMTI) offers a Master’s program with an emphasis on Medical Device Design within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. The event was held as an in-person and remote hybrid event. During the information session, Professor Amy Lerner described the clinical immersion program, its curriculum, design projects, and the career paths of some of the alumni within the program. The session included a presentation, followed by general and individual questions. Many interested students attended the session and many good questions were answered.
By Lauren (Ruyi) Li
BMES Mentoring Event (September 29th, 2021)
BMES hosted its first in-person mentoring event since the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 in Morey 321. BME students from all class years met in person with upperclassmen BME students to get advice on classes, research opportunities, and general life as a BME student at the University of Rochester. A majority of the students who attended are intending to declare a cell and tissue concentration or a biomechanics concentration. BMES hopes that those who attended this event enjoyed spending time with other BME students who understand the struggles and rewards of being in this major, and that the connections made will be useful for all students going forward in their careers and undergraduate lives.
By Judy Monickaraj