First General Body Meeting of the 2018-2019 Academic Year!

September 9, 2018

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our first meeting of the academic year. We have a lot of exciting opportunities for involvement this year! Keep up to date by signing up for our listserv on the "Join SFB" page of our website, and by liking us on Facebook! 

 

Here are some highlights from the meeting minutes:

  • Upcoming social hours

    • First social hour at the swamp immediately following GBM meeting

    • MSE Welcome Back BBQ – information forthcoming

    • Monthly biomaterials journal club @ First Mag

    • Trivia nights

    • Tailgating: Sept 1st outside the BMS building on Center Dr

    • More to be announced

  • Industry involvement

    • If you are interested in industry connections, be sure to let us know!

    • Any specific companies interested in?

    • Tours and visiting speakers planned

    • Planning on more than just biomedical devices – intellectual property is an option

    • Upcoming BME Seminar Industry Speaker: September 17 at 3pm in Communicore, C1-17

      • Ivan Howard, M.S., Investment Officer, Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.

  • Biomaterials Day: March 18th, 2019

    • Invited speakers:

      • Ashutosh Agarwal (UMiami)

      • Gulden Camci-Unal (UMass-Lowell)

      • Chelsea Magin (UC-Denver)

      • Shannon Servoss (Arkansas)

    • Student presentations and posters

    • Volunteers wanted! Email us for more information

    • We need a theme! Feel free to send us suggestions

      • Upcoming T shirt design contest for Biomaterials Day

  • National Conference

    • April 2-6th, Seattle

    • Abstract deadline: October 24th

    • Active members can get funding to go to national conference

      • Active member status through participating in Biomaterials Day and attending outreach events

  • Outreach

    • Biomaterials Education Challenge

      • Develop innovative and practical approaches to biomaterials education

      • Our group came in 2nd last year!

      • Partnering with local middle and high schools to put on demonstrations for Biomaterials Day

    • Cade Museum

      • Designing own curriculum to teach kids about biomaterials

      • Go to Cade Museum website and sign up as a volunteer -> volunteer portal

      • We will set up days on the weekend to go as a group

    • Girl’s Place

      • Once a month homework help

    • GatorTRAX

      • Saturday, Sept. 29, 10-12pm

    • Alachua County Science Fair judging

      • Dates TBD (late fall)

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