Archive July 2017

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Tulane researchers honored with national STEM award

Two Tulane scientists and a graduate student are among 40 national winners of the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award, which honors professionals from underrepresented groups who have made a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a Tulane article.

BMES and AIMBE offer travel awards for Public Policy Institute

The BMES Minority Network program will offer travel awards for underrepresented minorities to attend AIMBE’s Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC, October 30 to 31, 2017. 

U of Texas researchers awarded grant for ultra-flexible nanoelectronic brain probes

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Chong Xie, an assistant professor in the U of Texas, Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering, and his team with a five-year R01 grant to develop a stable long-term use brain probe that can record electrical activity of individual cells, according to a university announcement.

Chinese University of Hong Kong launches BME department

The Chinese University of Hong Kong official launched a new Department of Biomedical Engineering this month, the university announced. 

BMES members among Tau Beta Pi Award winners

The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, announced the selection of 271 Tau Beta Pi Scholars from 679 applicants for undergraduate study during the 2017-18 academic year. 

Northwestern University researchers develop synthetic material that can improve tissue generation

Materials developed at Northwestern University could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according a university article.

Undergraduate REU abstracts now being accepted for BMES Annual Meeting

The Biomedical Engineering Society is now accepting undergraduate abstracts for the scientific program at our 2017 BMES Annual Meeting, October 11-14 in Phoenix. Abstracts are due by July 31.