High School Poster Competition

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Return to BMES 2022 Homepage

Each year, BMES hosts a High School Poster Competition (flyer), and we are now accepting applications for the 2022 BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio TX! To qualify, students must be in their junior or senior year by the start of the 2022 Fall semester. We encourage students to apply who are in the San Antonio area, BMES High School Student Chapters, or from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds for the opportunity to present before leading BME experts who will judge the competition.

Application Deadline for High School Poster Competition: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

In-Person Poster Competition

Eligible students wishing to submit an application for the in-person
poster competition must submit a poster of research in any STEM field.


See Poster Competition Submission Guidelines

Students selected to participate in the in-person poster competition, along with their chaperones, will receive complimentary registration to BMES 2022 and entry into the High School Poster Competition, in addition to modest compensation for ground transportation or parking at the convention center. BMES cannot cover room or travel, travel arrangements​ will fall on the participants to make.


Who is Eligible to Apply?
We accept applications from high school students in their junior or senior year by the start of the 2022 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 Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

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?
2022 BMES Annual Meeting in San Antonio
Thursday, October 13, 2022
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Is There a Prize for Winning?
All those selected to participate will receive complimentary registration to the 2022 BMES Annual Meeting for themselves and their chaperones, a per diem for the day to cover dinner costs (breakfast/lunch included), as well as complimentary poster printing services. 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 13

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
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Celebration of Minorities in BME Luncheon
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:

Christina Zara