1. BMES Career Fair – BMES kicked off its first virtual career fair on October 20th, 2020. We hosted 14 different companies, including: Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Advanced Sterilization Products, Moderna, ZS Associates, and more. Over 250 students across 16 different majors attended the Gatherly event, interacting with company representatives in real-time and securing internship opportunities!
2. Inclusion and Diversity in BE Panels – BMES started and collaborated on a new panel series focused on uplifting various underrepresented voices in our BE community to better support the diversity of opinion and experience among students. During the last two quarters, we have hosted “Women in Bioengineering” and “Underrepresented Racial Minorities in Bioengineering” panels, bringing together faculty, alumni, graduate and undergraduate students in a space to discuss their experiences throughout their academic and professional careers. We look forward to hosting our last panel of the year, “LGBTQ+ in Bioengineering”, this quarter!
3. Holiday Party – Despite migrating online this academic year, BMES was still able to host our annual Holiday Party! Students and faculty had an opportunity to play games and interact with each other at our “Home Alone”-themed party this year; needless to say, we were not home alone during these times! Over 70 attendees were at this event, and we look forward to hosting virtual Spring Banquet in a few months.