First General Body Meeting of the 2018-2019 Academic Year!
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
Tailgating: Sept 1st outside the BMS building on Center Dr
More to be announced
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
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
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
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
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
Once a month homework help
Saturday, Sept. 29, 10-12pm
Alachua County Science Fair judging
Dates TBD (late fall)