Calendar

Find information regarding our upcoming events on our calendar.

Spring 2019 General Body Meetings (GBMs)

First GBM

  • Speaker: Dr. Arce
  • Time: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 6:30PM
  • Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-17
  • Description: Dr. Arce is a beloved lecturer in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. He will be discussing professional development and career pathways. Meanwhile, our officers are here to welcome you for the Spring 2019 semester and discuss our upcoming events!

Second GBM

  • Speaker: Dr. Ryan Kern
  • Time: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-17
  • Description: Our speaker, Dr. Ryan Kern, is a medical doctor and the CEO of Tucker-Davis Technologies (TDT). TDT is a leading manufacturer of products for research in neurophysiology, hearing, and the speech sciences. Specifically, Dr. Kern's specialties include technology startup, design of medical software and clinical studies, and expertise in FDA regulatory processes. For more information about TDT, visit the TDT website. Additionally, we will be providing food as usual, so RSVP to our Facebook event here if you plan on attending so we can get an accurate headcount.

Third GBM

  • Speaker: Dr. Christine E. Schmidt
  • Time: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
  • Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-04
  • Description: Our speaker, Dr. Christine E. Schmidt, is the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Chair & Department Chair of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. Before receiving her department chair position, she helped create the Biomedical Engineering department at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Schmidt will be speaking about her path to becoming the BME department chair as well as her research, which is focused peripheral and central nervous tissue regeneration. As always, we will be providing food from Publix.

Fourth GBM

  • Speaker: Dr. Ruogu Fang
  • Time: Monday, April 15th, 2019
  • Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-17
  • Description: Our speaker, Dr. Ruogu Fang is an assistant professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Florida. Her research spans data, brain and health. She focuses on questions such as: How to evaluate brain health, via mining the big medical data? She also explores how to make medical imaging higher quality and lower risk for the broad population. Fang's current research is rooted in the big medical data and brain dynamics understanding. For more information about Dr. Fang's research, please visit the SMILE Group website. As always, we will be providing food from Publix. In addition, we will be announcing our new executive board and reviewing the events of the 2018-2019 school year.

Fall 2018 General Body Meetings (GBMs)

First GBM

  • Speaker: BMES Officers Panel
  • Time: Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 6:00PM
  • Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-15
  • Description: Our officers are here to answer your questions and give you advice to kick off a great school year. Topics covered include deciding to major in BME, involvement opportunities in BMES, completing the department application, the variety of career options open to BMEs, and anything else on your mind. Free food is provided! We hope to see you there, regardless of your year.

Second GBM

  • Speaker: Dr. Hudalla
  • Time: Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30PM
  • Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-17
  • Description: Our first GBM of the semester had such a fantastic turnout. It's time for round two! Our speaker will be Dr. Hudalla of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Hudalla's research focuses on protein assembly and developing biomaterials with integrated immunomodulatory enzymes as a new treatment modality for inflammatory disease. For more information on his lab's research, visit the Hudalla Lab website.
  • Aftersocial: Trivia with your society, 8:30PM at Gator's Dockside

Third GBM

  • Speaker: Dr. Ferris
  • Time: Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00PM
  • Location: Communicore Building, room C1-4
  • Description: Time for our third GBM! Come pick up your shirts or place an order for one after we discuss upcoming events and listen to our wonderful speaker, Dr. Ferris of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Ferris' research focuses on the biomechanics and neural control of human locomotion. Most of his research focuses on human-machine interactions, mechanically and electrically (picture Ironman). Specifically he studies human walking and running using mobile brain imaging, robotic lower limb exoskeletons, and bionic lower limb prostheses. The goal is to identify principles of how humans control their movements, how humans and machines interact, and develop better devices and controllers for machines assisting human locomotion. Come out to learn more or visit the Human Neuromechanics Lab website. This is also the final opportunity to order a shirt.

Banquet & Fourth GBM

  • Time: Tuesday, December 4th at 6:00PM
  • Location: HPNP Reception Hall (directions to be posted soon)
  • Description: It's our final meeting of the semester, wow! Let's wind down with some Chick-Fil-A (fruit will also be provided) as we reflect on a fantastic fall and plan for a super spring.

BME Seminar Series

Check out the weekly seminar series from the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department for Biomedical Engineering. They are every Monday from 3:00-4:00PM, and the topics are listed on the Seminar Series website.