Student Showcase features accomplishments of Biomedical Engineering undergrads

The Purdue Chapter of Alpha Eta Mu Beta, the national biomedical engineering honor society, presented their first annual 2022 Undergraduate BME Student Showcase on September 21. Underclassmen learned about the variety of opportunities available to BME students and how to get involved. Upperclassmen, graduate students, faculty, and staff were also invited to learn about the experiences and accomplishments of our talented undergraduate students.
Lucy Baker, junior in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, discusses her internship and extracurricular experiences with undergraduate students.

This event was a great way to build community and help develop our students for their academic and professional careers. Presenters were able to employ their presentation skills while providing invaluable advice to students looking to explore experiential learning opportunities and develop career skills while completing their degrees. At the same time, they served as great representatives for the Weldon School in introducing potential opportunities to first year engineering students who are interested in transitioning into biomedical engineering next year.

“The student presenters worked very hard in showcasing their wonderful experiences in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and beyond," said Carl Russell III, secretary of Purdue's chapter of Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AEMB). "It reflected well on their posters. The prospective and current students that attended were very inquisitive and curious about the potential of this major. Personally, it felt very rewarding to share my journey with so many new faces and to have the opportunity to meet the next generation of Biomedical Engineering students. I hope this event continues on into future years to showcase wonderful accomplishments and provide a casual networking environment for students.”

David Umulis, Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering at the Weldon School, discusses opportunities in biomedical engineering with junior BME student, Naomi Surburg.

Students attending the event were able to learn from the diverse and cumulative experience of biomedical engineering students participating in research, co-ops, internships, student organizations, undergraduate teaching experiences, and so much more. A poster session format helped reduce the formality and allowed participants to interact with others who have shared interests in a casual environment. 

"I'm very proud of the AEMB chapter for organizing such a positive and meaningful event to support their peers in their college learning experiences," said Asem Aboelzahab, AEMB advisor and Lead Instructional Labs and Senior Design Projects Coordinator at the Weldon School. "With a rapidly growing program, seeing students take ownership to maintain and grow the biomedical engineering student community and support each other in this way is an incredible initiative."

To learn more about the event and view the presenter's posters, please visit the Purdue AEMB website.