Dr. Thomas Angelini Research Talk

Thank you to everybody who came out to our fourth GBM today to attend Dr. Angelini's exciting research presentation titled "Tense Cells Make Unstable Environments: Mechanical Instabilities in 3D Printed Microtissues". Dr. Angelini is an associate professor in the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and is the principle investigator for the Solid Mechanics, Design and Manufacturing group. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois.

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Active Member Status

SFB presented on the implementation of requirements an “active member” status. Active membership would be optional and would include benefits such as eligibility to attend the SFB National Conference and priority for spots on industry tours and industry info sessions. Requirements would include attending at least 4 meetings and 2 events per semester and becoming a member of the SFB National Chapter. This amendment to the constitution was put to a vote during the meeting.

Volunteer Opportunities

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National Conference

The Society for Biomaterials National Conference will take place 4/11/18 - 4/14/18 in Atlanta, GA. This is a great opportunity to present student research and network with students and professionals in the biomaterials community. We encourage our members to attend and are offering to fund several students to attend. Preference will be given to active members who will be presenting at the conference. To be considered for funding to the conference, fill out the form below. For more information, please see the society's national website or contact our chapter at uflbiomaterials@gmail.com with any questions.



There are many scholarships available to members on the national SFB website https://www.biomaterials.org/awards/awards-descriptions. These details and requiremetns of these scholarships are also available on the UF SFB website: http://www.uflbiomaterials.org/scholarships.

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