On Mon., Oct. 29, more than 20 students attended the first meeting of Ohio University’s new Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) student chapter, an overwhelming success in its organizers’ eyes.
BMES is a professional organization for biomedical engineers, who often specialize in fields like medical device and software design, clinical research and engineering for solutions to health problems and developing new technical procedures.
"We discussed what BMES is on a national level and on a student level. We also talked about some of the activities that we were going to plan once the organization kicks off," said Audrey Ogurchak, who coordinated the initial meeting with fellow junior chemical and biomolecular engineering major Ben Phillippi.
Future plans include a tour of a local BME lab and follow-up planning sessions, the next of which will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 14, in the Academic & Research Center 212. Officers also will be elected.
The organization is open to all undergraduate and graduate and students.