The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) chapter at ASU is the professional society for biomedical engineering students at the university. We serve as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering. We seek to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering at ASU and its utilization for human health and well-being. Our mission is to foster interest in the fields of engineering and medicine while providing academic and career opportunities that will help students develop relationships with industries, faculty, and students. To achieve this, we focus on three important aspects:
- Exposure to Biomedical Engineering
- Social Events
- Volunteer Opportunities
Exposure to Biomedical Engineering
We host special guests at all our meetings to discuss their background and experience in BME. Our speakers share a wealth of information about their experiences that will help you understand what career path you wish to take and how to successfully do so. They (1) offer insight on what you can do as an undergraduate to achieve your goals, (2) provide a detailed explanation of their respective careers and specialties that may grab your interest, and (3) present an opportunity to develop a professional connection with an experienced engineer. Additionally, we arrange tours with local BME-related companies to give you a first-hand look at the kind of work they do.
We coordinate two school-wide student-faculty mixers every year and organize additional, smaller socials throughout the year to bring you and professors together outside of a classroom environment. You get the opportunity to learn more about BME research that goes on at ASU and have to potential to find a position that fits for you. We also actively participate in intramural sports and plan other fun events to bring you and your peers together outside of stressful homework and review sessions. Last year, the BMES Unicorns softball team took first in intramural softball for all of ASU. We’ve arranged movie nights, ice cream socials, and other exciting activities in the past as well.
As advocates of community outreach, we have worked in conjunction with Project C.U.R.E. and participated in several charity walks in the past. Project C.U.R.E. is an organization that repairs medical equipment and ships it to third-world countries to improve global health. We regularly organize events to help repair the equipment as a group and have been a huge help. We have taken part in American Cancer Association’s Relay for Life and Walk MS and have raised over $6000 for these organizations in few years! We aim for one charity walk per semester to help the fight against debilitating health concerns.