Student Chapters

The Biomedical Engineering Society's student chapters are the foundation for our society, uniting and promoting the future of the biomedical engineering profession. For rising biomedical engineers, chapters offer the chance to establish leadership skills, network, as well as the opportunity to participate in a wide range of career development programs. 

BMES Student and Student Chapter members have access to all BMES membership benefits, including electronic versions of the BMES journals Annals of Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (CVET) and Cellular and Molecular Engineering (CMBE).

Additional benefits of BMES Student Chapters Membership includes:

  • Eligibility for BMES Travel Awards to the BMES Annual Meeting
  • Eligibility for BMES Chapter Awards
  • Access to the BMES membership directory
  • Opportunities to receive awards and recognitions
  • Online webinars and workshops
  • Discount on registration to the BMES Annual Meeting
Are you interested in forming (or renewing) a BMES Student Chapter?

In order to form or renew a BMES Student Chapter, you must have at least 10 BMES Student Members and one professional member acting as your Faculty Advisor. Every student chapter must renew their chapter charter annually; if your chapter is not renewed in a timely manner it will be dissolved and a renewal penalty will be enforced. Further clarification on this and other standard practices are provided in the Student Chapter's Operations Manual, please review carefully for further information about running your student chapter.

Upon completion of your BMES Student Chapter application, you will be notified of any missing pertinent information or if your application is approved. When approved, a chapter welcome package will be mailed to your Faculty Advisor. 

Chapter Development Report (CDR):  

  • All BMES Student Chapters are encouraged to submit a Chapter Development Report (CDR) annually. 
  • The BMES Chapter Development Report (CDR) serves as a tool by which student BMES chapters can monitor and assess their progress on an annual basis. It also acts as a mechanism for BMES to monitor the operations and activities of student chapters throughout the Society.
  • BMES Student Chapter's submitting a yearly CDR are eligible to apply for BMES Grant Funding for their programs as well as numerous achievement awards.
  • BMES Student Chapter Grant Funding is only available to chapters that have submitted their CDR.

Additional Student Chapter Information and Resources:

2019 CDR Reports are due June 1, 2019. 

Please submit completed CDR and any other Student Chapter correspondence to