BMES Diversity Program:

Seek to promote the appointment of a diverse staff, leadership, and board of directors that mirror the diversity of our society.

Educate the membership and staff on the value of diversity that provides practical skills in building intercultural competency and gender equality, thereby strengthening our ability to relate meaningfully across differences of gender identity, sex, race, and ethnicity.

Continually seeking personal, organizational, and social transformation, with sensitivity of those marginalized by society's past and present patterns of discrimination.

Confront and dismantle discriminatory behavior wherever it may be manifest-whether individually or organizationally.

Intentionally seek partners, participants, and contributors to our programs, events, and publications that mirror the diversity of our society with special efforts to welcome those who are underrepresented.


Mark Your Calendars!

BMES Celebration of Minorities Luncheon

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016 
Where: BMES Annual Meeting - Minneapolis, MN


BMES URM (Under-Represented Minorities) Program

All agree that inclusion of minorities in the Biomedical Engineering Society structure is extremely important for the success of the profession.  Inclusion is consistent with BMES's values and business objectives, the aim is to create a society in which individuals are involved, supported, respected and connected.
The idea with BMES URM Program is to take the resources and utilize them for developing solutions and creating new paradigms to take-off the feeling of isolation that most minority students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculties and professional biomedical engineers experience.
Our Goal is to:
Hold educational workshops at BMES Annual Meetings
Collaborate among BMES Committees, other societies, and other institution's URM Programs
Create a supportive network where everyone contributes skills and talents to benefit of BMES.

Did You Know about MARC Travel Awards Program?

The FASAB MARC Awards Program provides funding to support the participation of faculty/mentors and students, and poster/platform (oral) presenters at selected scientific meetings and conferences. Please visit FASAB's web site to learn more about eligibility and requirements and to complete a Travel Awards Application Form.  The FASEB MARC awards help to defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) associated with meeting/conference attendance.