Spring Meeting
Apr 16, 2008

We would like to reserve the nominations for the Engineer's Ball court for seniors to honor their contributions to the program. However, you must be present at the meeting to be nominated. If for some reason you cannot attend the meeting, please email me today (mms022@latech.edu).

Also, I have to turn in the list of participants for the COES Major competition tomorrow night after the meeting. BMES will be covering the registration fee, so don't worry about that. If you are interested in competing, please email me as soon as possible. It is first come, first serve.

Michelle Sibille
BMES President

Dr. Reneau Guest Speaker - Houston Conference
Jan 11, 2008

We are going to have a very special guest with us next Thursday, January 17th.  Dr. Reneau will be our guest speaker at 4:30pm in BME room 107.  He will present his vision for the biomedical engineering program at Louisiana Tech.  I would like to see as many people there as possible so please plan to come next Thursday.

Also, for those interested in Houston conference details:
An HSEMB registration form (available at the front office of the Biomedical Engineering building from Arlene Hill) is due along with a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $50 (make checks payable to BMES).  Make sure you sign in on the official sheet to reserve your spot. There is only money for 20 people to have their registration covered.  We are staying in the holiday inn express about 2 miles from the conference location.  The cost for two nights will be $73.00 and the $50 deposit will go towards that cost.  Gas will be discussed later but plan on around $17 per person and around $15 for food.  Plan on around $90-$100 for the trip.

If you are not staying in the hotel but want your registration paid for, tell Arlene that you are not leaving a deposit because of that reason but you still need to sign up to reserve your spot. It is first come first serve so act quickly.

Stephen McMullan
BMES President

First Winter Meeting - Houston Conference
Nov 29, 2007

As we start the winter quarter we are preparing for a few events that will hopefully be educational for all in biomedical engineering.

The first meeting of the quarter will be next Tuesday, December 4th at 4:30pm.  Dr. Reneau will be our speaker and will share his vision for biomedical engineering at Tech.  I would like to have a large attendance at this meeting to show Dr. Reneau our enthusiasm and support of the biomedical engineering program.  We will also hand out the t-shirts and talk about the Houston conference in February.

The next big event will be the Houston conference February 7-8, 2008.  We will discuss more details at the meeting on December 4th.

Again, the meeting is next Tuesday December 4th at 4:30pm at the biomedical engineering building.  Please be on time!

I know there are many people missing from this email list so I need your help.  Please spread the word in the Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman classes about this meeting, I would love to have a large turnout!

Stephen McMullan
BMES President

Business and Engineering
Oct 24, 2007

This is for those of you that are interested in the business side of engineering.  It should be interesting.

"The second presentation in the Today’s Engineering and Science Leaders Series will be Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 4:00 PM in the IfM Auditorium.  Mr. Bill Chew is an Industrial Engineering graduate from Louisiana Tech, and serves as Business Development Manager for High Performance Analog Devices for Texas Instruments.  Mr. Chew will lead a discussion about careers which many engineering students may not consider: sales, marketing, and business development. Bill will review how his career led him from an Industrial Engineering degree to a senior business development position at Texas Instruments, with responsibility for Eastern U.S., Mexico and South America. Texas Instruments designs and manufactures analog, digital signal processing and DLP® chip technologies that help customers develop products that matter: from affordable mobile phones that connect more people, to classroom projectors that support remote learning, to prosthetic devices that provide greater confidence, flexibility, and freedom."

Stephen McMullan
BMES President

BMES Tailgating - Next Meeting - Spaghetti Dinner
Oct 10, 2007

BMES will be tailgating between the TAC and the football stadium from noon until about 4pm on Saturday, October 13th for the homecoming game.  There will be food, drinks, and fun so look for the BMES banner on Saturday.

We will also be having a meeting on Thursday, October 25th in the biomedical engineering building at 6:30 pm.  We will discuss elective tracks and hear about the annual BMES conference in Los Angeles that happened at the end of September.

We are also planning a spaghetti dinner that will ONLY cost $3 on October 30th (that's a Tuesday) and the time is yet to be determined.

Stephen McMullan
BMES President

First Fall Meeting
Sep 18, 2007

The first BMES meeting of the year will be this Thursday, September 20th at 6:00pm. The meeting will be in the new biomedical engineering building room 157.

We will discuss local and national memberships. For local memberships the renewal price is $25 and for new members the price is $35 (this includes a t-shirt). Please bring cash or check.

We will also have people who worked in different places this summer present what they did. They will also have information on how to get involved with the different internships. Eric Post, a senior biomedical engineering major, will be our featured speaker.

We will have free food and drinks, so if anything come and get a free meal!

Biomedical Faculty Presentation
Sep 17, 2007

Attend the Sep 24 meeting to find out what the various biomedical faculty members are currently researching. The meeting will be held in BEC 154 at 5:00 PM.

Stephen McMullan
BMES President

Sep 08, 2007

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) invite you to participate in the 2007 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, September 26-29, 2007, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. The theme for the 19th Annual Fall Meeting is “Engineering the Future of Biology and Medicine.” Papers and workshops to be presented, and exhibits to be displayed at the meeting will showcase the contribution of biomedical engineering to the fields of biology and medicine, and the important role that biomedical engineering will play in the future of biology and medicine.