Committees

Call for BMES Committee Members

We are calling on BMES members to join a committee to share your experience and expertise to help grow the field - all while developing skills that will benefit you both personally and professionally.

Qualifications
  • Must be a current member in good standing and you must maintain your membership status during your term if appointed to a committee (students are encouraged to apply, but are non-voting members)
  • Must be willing to serve a 3-year term
  • Must support the BMES Strategic Plan
  • Must be an active, collaborative participant in committee meetings (frequency varies by group) 
Committees listed below as OPEN TO APPLY are accepting new members. If you are interested in joining a BMES committee, complete an application for consideration by November 15, 2018
BMES Committees

Accreditation Activities Committee
 - Charge: Oversee and manage the ABET relationship and the accreditation process and recruit volunteers to conduct ABET reviews. Coordinate, as needed, with the Education Committee to ensure two-way communication about educational best practices, policies, and directions. Coordinate, as needed, with efforts leading to PE Licensure.
OPEN TO APPLY 
Affiliations Committee
 - Charge: Identify appropriate outside groups with whom BMES may partner to ensure promotion of BMES activities.
Awards Committee - Charge: Select and secure awardees for the major BMES Awards, including Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award, the BMES Diversity Award, the Pritzker Award, and the Distinguished Service Award as well as BMES Undergraduate and Graduate Design Awards, and all other awards that may be initiated by the Society.
OPEN TO APPLY 
Diversity Committee
 - Charge: To develop programming to ensure participation in BMES events from a diverse community of biomedical engineers.
OPEN TO APPLY 
Education Committee - Charge: Conduct needs assessment(s) of the BMES members to determine educational needs to provide high quality educational opportunities to members to support their research and career development. Coordinate, as needed, with the Accreditation Committee to ensure two-way communication about educational best practices, policies, and directions. Coordinate, as needed, with efforts leading to PE Licensure.
OPEN TO APPLY 
Ethics Subcommittee
 (Subcommittee of Education Committee) - Charge: Educate, implement, model and monitor a code of ethical conduct for the BME community.
Fellows Committee - Charge: To annually recommend a slate of BMES Member-level candidates to be promoted to Fellow-level membership.
Finance Committee - Charge: Manage all BMES investments and oversee implementation of recommendations from auditors to ensure BMES’ financial health.
OPEN TO APPLY 
Industry and Clinical Affairs Committee
 - Charge: To foster relationships between BMES and industry that span a range of educational, research, engagement and outreach activities of common interest.
OPEN TO APPLY 
International Affairs Subcommittee (Subcommittee of Membership Committee) - Charge: To identify opportunities to expand the BMES membership and presence internationally.
Long Range Planning Committee - Charge: Develop Strategic Plan and monitor its progress.
OPEN TO APPLY 
Membership Committee
 - Charge: Oversee membership recruitment and retention campaigns designed to promote industry, academic and clinical membership growth.
National Meetings Committee - Charge: Oversee the planning and development of the Society’s annual meeting and maintain the high quality of scientific presentations on BME research.
Nominating Committee - Charge: Prepare a slate of candidates, from the general BMES membership, with the skills necessary to provide leadership for the Society.
OPEN TO APPLY 
Public Affairs Committee
 - Charge: Identify all commercial and government developments pertaining to the realm of biomedical engineering including pending legislation, policies, initiatives and outcomes and work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to review such information and recommend appropriate communication directives and policies to the President and Board of Directors..
OPEN TO APPLY 
Student Affairs Subcommittee (Subcommittee of Membership Committee) - Charge: To ensure pathways for student involvement in the Society and to support and grow the Society’s Student Chapter network. The Student Affairs Committee is also charged with selecting awardees for Student Travel Grants and BMES Student Chapter Awards.