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First Meeting of the Fall Semester


First Meeting of the Fall Semester

September 10, 2015 Meeting

Welcome to the new semester!

In this meeting we discussed our upcoming projects. Perry Weinthal came and spoke with us about the Bionic Glove project through Enabling the Future. Chad, our president, and Perry recently gave a new bionic glove (with glow in the dark pieces!) to a boy named Julian. Check out our Facebook page for more information on this. We are looking to get a grant through OURI for a research project involving the bionic hand so please shoot us an email if you are interested in this project.

We are looking to get specific project meetings started withing the near future and if you have any interest whatsoever please email fau.bmes@gmail.com.

Stay up to date with emails because there is a lot more to come in the near future!






August 6, 2015 Meeting

During our past meeting we went over the many ways to get involved in BMES at FAU. It is important to become a registered member through the FAU collegiate link, as well as fill out a membership form on our website to keep up to date with the exciting new things happening with our club.

There is a membership fee through the BMES parent organization of $30, which will be discussed in more detail at the next meeting. We will also be sending out emails to all members with updates on this.

The annual conference will be held in Tampa, FL this year on October 7-10. Since our club is just getting started, we do not have an abstract to submit this year, but we would like to begin forming a committee for next year’s conference to plan and organize projects.

There are many opportunities to get involved with BMES, we have some awesome events lined up for the fall semester that will provide research and volunteer hours in the field of Biomedical Engineering. These include:

  • Heart Walk
  • Bionic Hand Project
  • Ebola Virus Project: currently on hold. We have a piece of synthetic Ebola gene, and transformed it to bacteria and into E. coli, now we are about to start up PCR.

Biomedical Engineering is a very diverse field of study, and our members currently have a very wide range of subject interests and knowledge bases. We are looking for anyone with an interest in medicine, biology, physics, engineering, research, or leadership. Come out to one of our meetings or send us an email if you are even slightly interested!

For any further questions on how to become a member, or on any of our upcoming events please send an email to fau.bmes@gmail.com

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at FAU Biomedical Engineering Society!


July 2, 2015 Meeting

During our first meeting our president, Chad Coarsey and co-advisor Dr. Mirjana Pavlovic were present.

We went over the current news regarding our successes on the ERVI’s Ebola surrogate project, and the appointment of BMES member Douglas Holmes, as the Ebola Dry lab Coordinator.  If you are interested in working on the Ebola project, contact the BMES Microbiologist  Chad Coarsey. For interest the crucial and cutting edge dry-lab research contact Douglas Holmes.

Chad also mentioned the upcoming new project involving 3D printing fully functional, bionic gloves for diminished and amputated hands!  We are teaming up with Enabling the Future 501-3c non-profit foundation to give 3D-printed bionic gloves to children all around the world.  Perry and Chad have already created a bionic hand for our president and another boy!

During the meeting we discussed  project directions including:

  1. The use of a special camera platform to create precise visual models and transfer those to a 3D printer design to create more life like/symmetrical hand parts, and potentially other body parts, called bioprinting.
  2. The use of embedded sensory integration to establish biofeedback sensory for hot and cold and/or fine touch.
  3. Create enhancements for specific daily tasks that require specific physiological motion.

There will be further upcoming opportunities annouced for the future! Please email us if you are interested in learning more!

Stay tuned for announcement regarding our NEXT GENERAL MEETING (Aug 6, 2015 4:30 EE405) and other important information!

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