The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) was extremely happy to host the Bioengineering Symposium on September 23rd in the Aztec Student Union. The symposium featured keynote speaker Dr. Walter Dembitsky, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon, who presented a talk on “The Evolution of Modern Technology,” and its future applications, specifically in medical devices. This presentation gave everyone an understanding of where technology has come from and where it is headed. It also gave all students a positive outlook of what they could expect to be working on in the near future.
The Symposium also included amazing presentations from engineering students and faculty which promoted their labs and research. The attending labs included the Bioengineering Lab, Robotics Lab, Computational Mechanics Lab, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Sytems (MEMS) Lab, and Experimental Mechanics Lab. Their presentations included: cardiovascular engineering, MEMS and Bio Nanofabrication, experimental mechanics, sensorimotor neural engineering, and tissue engineering. There were over 40 students and faculty in attendance at the Bioengineering Symposium. It was exciting to see so much interest in the Biomedical Engineering industry and hope to see more people from all backgrounds learning more about this amazing industry at future events.