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The SDSU Biomedical Engineering Society meets other Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Conference Room. (Credit: SDSU BMES) The SDSU Biomedical Engineering Society meets other Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Conference Room. (Credit: SDSU BMES)
 


Student Organization Spotlight: Biomedical Engineering Society

The Biomedical Engineering Society supports students with an interest in the biomedical engineering field.
By SDSU News Team
 

The San Diego State University Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) seeks to promote the development and education of biomedical engineering and its allied scientific fields.

The biomedical engineering field bridges the gap between engineering and medicine by combining engineering principles and design skills with medical and biological sciences to advance healthcare.

Through BMES, members have the opportunity to learn more about the field, tour local biotech companies and attend bioengineering symposiums.

BMES vice president Nikolas Marquez said the highlight of his time with the organization has been the chance to interact with graduate students, professors and professionals who share his passion for the advancement of biotechnology. This interaction has given him a better idea of what a bioengineering career will be like.

Is your organization open to all majors or is it major specific?

BMES is open to all STEM majors.

When it comes to finding new members for your organization, what type of students are you looking for?


We look for students who are interested in the biotech field or want to learn how bioengineers impact the world.

When are your meetings and is there a membership fee?

Our meetings are held every other Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Conference Room. The membership fee is $15.

How can students find more information about your organization?

Students can learn more about the BMES by visiting our Facebook page, emailing us at sdsubmes@gmail.com or stopping by the SDSU bioengineering lab which is located in the Engineering Building, room E329.

What kind of activities does your organization plan/attend?

BMES plans a bioengineering symposium, an event where the bioengineering labs on campus present their research, as well as a bioengineering panel. We also regularly host guest speakers. BMES also plans tours of local biotech companies.

Which SDSU faculty have had an impact on your organization?

Professor Karen May-Newman, our faculty adviser, has helped BMES get to where it is today. She founded the club a few semesters ago and has had a big presence since. We are very grateful for her support.