Minutes 2/9/15

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BME Banquet: April 10th
-invitations – will be printed this week!
-advertisement for banquet can go in next newsletter
-cake, soda, ice, and flowers picked up the day of
-need center pieces, table clothes
-advertisements last week in March
-Facebook event
-online and paper sign ups
-pay with declining or cash
-awards: gag gifts! – update spreadsheet!

RIT Social: BMES, AiCHE, ESW Thurs 2/12
-Distillery for convenience to U of R Students
-ask SWE if they are interested
-scheduled for Thursday, 2/12
-tentatively 6:30 PM
-not providing food – people can buy for themselves?
-or everyone pitches in $5?
-call Distillery to reserve a space
-organize rides (Emily): Drivers – Stephanie, Justin

E-Social: Friday, March 27th
-either in Goergen GYM (basketball thoughts) or Goergen Hall…
-Andrew’s looking at approved caterers from the school (don’t have a budget yet)
-Every Other Sunday at 4 PM
-Janet talk to Tyler about cost of location for Goergen Hall

-need to get rid of tank tops – can someone bring them to classes?
–Quarter Zips: saw fully fleece ones, but want to look into sweatshirt type
-reserved tables for Monday-Friday March 2nd to 6th- if we could get the quarter zips by then…
-sell window clings/laptop stickers? ask the department if they’d like to sell them (James ask)

Mentoring Program:
-Revamping it!
-Phillip is here to help Mentoring Program
-some people did come to the Mentoring workshop
-planning Mentoring event with everyone in March and April
-Wednesday, March 4th 6:30 – will have a theme
-Wednesday, April 8th 6:30 (tentative)
-insomnia cookies for food
-“speed dating” event

Social Events:
-super smash bros game night – Wednesday March 4th 7 PM
-in Goergen 109 or 101 – not sure if the gaming system can be hooked up to the projectors
-bring equipment next week to test in Goergen 239
-will have connector
-pie a professor
-fire side chats with professors
-will need snacks and advertising for it by next week (Justin)!!

Academic Events
-Vaccinex tour: 5 person tours (place is not that large)
-Upstate Stem Cell cGMP
-EVENT: Out on a Limb Screening and discussion with speakers
-prosthetist? would like to have one to talk with us.
-or designer of prosthetics
-Craig Ronald: tour of company – The Gleason Works
-see what’s going on at Strong Memorial Hospital (specific areas of research) – tours
-see basement of Goergen?
-Graduate seminars every Tuesday Morning
-talk to UR Nano
-ESW Cosponsor – professor seminars

NEWSLETTER: Articles to Sophie (xzhang73@u.rochester.edu)
-mentoring events
-Rochester Explorer Post (Event for Children)
-RIT social
-Advertisment for banquet
-possible academic event
-senior design stuff?
-interview Professor Brown on 101
-examples of articles: http://sa.rochester.edu/bmes/category/newsletters/

-Click “Assessment” in the list, log onto CCC (make sure to SUBMIT the form)
-Retinal Cup-Janet
-Mentoring Events – Caeli and Mary
-101 presentation skills lecture/mentoring event – Stephanie
-Study Break – Janet
Rochester Explorer Post (Event for Children)
-Matt Spielman is primary contact
-email Spielman if it’s been more than a month

1) On Campus tutoring/volunteering
-NSBE Study Hall Tuesdays—7-10 PM
->>Sign ups: https://docs.google.com/a/u.rochester.edu/spreadsheets/d/1eZhyVDH1p_7_kcIIkR-CIB9cmwlSr6S9EOAoEby_7hw/edit?usp=sharing
-2/10 – PHY 121 focused
2) Americorps: community service activities?
-want consistant members 3:30-5:30 (Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 2 days a week)
-would also like workshop leaders to show introduction to our major
3) trying to see if other schools would have interest?
4) Host a drive for materials or goods – look into medical foundations
5) FoodLink – saturday mornings are preferred
6) STEM Family Science Day (April 18th) – ECG, doppler
7) Contact Kanika Vats about supplies

5) sign up for food link!!
-February 9th
-10-10:50, 11-11:50
-sit down panel for GEAR students

March 16 BMES Elections:
President – if running, must email Stephanie a platform
Vice President
Business Manager
Social Chair
Mentoring Chairs (Co Chairs)
Outreach Chair
Publicity Chair
Website/Social Media Chair
Newsletter Chair
Fundraising Chair

EPIC Event: 2/10 5 PM
-Software company
-have jobs BME related and available
-February 10th – 5 PM, Morey 321 **
-Free Pizza

Weekly Meetings every Monday at 8 PM in Goergen 239.
Questions? Email Emily at ekwan@u.rochester.edu

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