The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) was pleased to host the 4th annual Bioengineering Symposium on September 22nd at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center. We were lucky to have keynote speaker Adam Yoder M.S., Biomechanical Engineer for the United States Department of Defense, present his ongoing research at the Naval Medical Center (NMC) in San Diego on Extremity Trauma and Amputation. This presentation gave everyone an understanding of how prosthetics and other technologies are helping humans recover and live a better quality of life. Also, presenting students with a positive outlook of what they could expect to be working on in the near future, especially here in San Diego. We look forward on connecting Mr. Yoder, and the NMC, with students and SDSU in the near future.
The Symposium also had amazing presentations from a total of 5 labs in the ME department. Three professors and 11 students, from their respective labs, presented their research. The attending labs included the Bioengineering, Robotics and Controls, Computational Mechanics, MEMS, and Experimental Mechanics Lab. Their presentations included: cardiovascular engineering, microelectromechanical systems, bio nanofabrication, experimental mechanics, sensorimotor neural engineering, biomechanics and tissue engineering. We always pursue student success through networking, knowledge and experience at our events and with our projects. We had over 40 students and faculty in attendance and are overjoyed to see the interest and support from our peers in the Biomedical Engineering Industry. We hope to see everyone in our coming events and next year in the 5th Annual SDSU BMES Bioengineering Symposium.
- The guest speaker: Adam Yoder
- We had a total of 5 labs from the ME department present their research. Three professors came to present their research and another 11 students presented their own research for their respective labs.
- We had about 35 in attendance.
- It was a complete success. Many fairly new students in SDSU received very valuable information about labs around the engineering department. Also, professors had the opportunity to showcase their research areas and the available spots they have in their labs.
- This is our 4th symposium since the BMES Chapter has been established, and we hope to see everyone next year in the 5th BMES Symposium.