High School Poster Competition

Each year, BMES hosts a High School Poster Competition, and we are now accepting applications for the 2023 BMES Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA!

This year, the competition will be separated into two tiers. Tier one will consist of the top 10 rated posters. Tier two will consist of honorable mention posters. 

We encourage all students to apply, including those from the Seattle area, BMES High School Student Chapters, and underrepresented backgrounds for the opportunity to present before leading BME experts who will judge the competition.

Application Deadline for High School Poster Competition: 
Monday, August 14 at 3 p.m. ET

Submit an Application

High School Poster Abstract Template and Guidelines

View the flyer with full details here.


Who is Eligible to Apply?
We accept applications from high school students in their junior or senior year by the start of the 2023 Fall semester.

Why Should I Apply?
Students who are selected to compete will broaden their awareness in the field of biomedical engineering, attend cutting-edge keynote presentations, and bolster their collegiate applications with this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participants will also have ample opportunities to connect with our conference attendees ranging from undergraduate students to post-docs, admissions directors at leading BME programs, and research and industry leaders.

When is the Application Deadline?
The application deadline is Monday, August 14, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET.

When will applicants be notified if they won?
Applicants will be notifed on or before Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

What Counts as a Traditionally Underrepresented Background?
Groups identified as being underrepresented in science and engineering include Women, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, American Indians/Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders (Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa).

When and Where is the Competition?
2023 BMES Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA
Thursday, October 12, 2023
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Is There a Prize for Winning?

All those participating in the Top 10 competition will receive complimentary registration to the 2023 BMES Annual Meeting for themselves and their chaperones, a per diem for the day to cover food costs, as well as complimentary poster printing services. In addition, three winners will receive a cash prize for best-presented research.

Honorable Mention competition participants will receive a discounted rate of $100 to the 2023 BMES Annual Meeting for themselves and their chaperones, poster printing services, and a trophy for best-presented research.

In addition, three winners will receive a cash prize for best-presented research:

  • 1st place: $300
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $100

What Will My Day Look Like?

High School Poster Presenters Schedule for Thursday, October 12

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Orientation
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Choice of Two Scientific Platform Sessions
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall / Personal Time
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Plenary Attendance
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. High School Poster Competition Judging
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Student Chapter & High School Poster Competition Awards Event

What is the BMES Annual Meeting?

The BMES Annual Meeting brings together our members to share innovative research and network with thousands of professional scientists, engineers, professors, researchers, academics, and healthcare providers who are leaders in biomedical engineering and bioengineering. By attending our meeting, you can learn about the latest and greatest biomedical engineering research through science-based sessions.

For more information or questions, please contact Michele Ciapa at michele@bmes.org.