Summer Seminar

2019 BME Summer Schedule of Speakers

Seminars are held on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30AM in MJIS 2001 beginning May 15, 2019 and ending on July 24, 2019. Videoconference to Indianapolis will be considered upon request. No Summer Seminar will be held on July 3, 2019.

One or two presentations will be held each Wednesday as noted on the schedule.  Each talk should last 15-20 minutes with 5-10 minutes after each for questions and comments.

Summer Seminar is a BME69000 seminar course. BME PhD students (admitted prior to Fall 2018) may use a Summer Seminar Series once as one of the four seminar courses required for the program. Weldon BME 5th year master's students may use a Summer Seminar Series as one of the two seminar courses required for that program. Students may self-register through myPurdue using the CRN for the course found in the Schedule of Classes. Registered students must sign in no later than 9:35AM and remain in attendance the entire session. Registered students must attend at least 8 sessions in order to receive a satisfactory grade and credit. Two seminar substitutions will be allowed.

 It is not a requirement for the scheduled seminar speakers to register for BME69000 unless they plan to use Summer Seminar as one of the four required. 

More information on BME Summer Seminar Series:

Each BME PhD student gives a presentation on his or her research the summer after completing their second academic year in the program. BME Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend each week and to provide oral and written feedback regarding research and presentation content and presentation style. This seminar series is a chance for students to refine presentation skills and address critical questions raised by audience members.

The Fearnot-Laufman-Greatbatch Award will be presented to the student who gives the most outstanding presentation of the summer. Dr. Neal Fearnot established this award based on his belief and experience that summer seminar is a very valuable opportunity for students. The selection is determined by evaluations submitted by faculty, students, and staff in attendance at the seminars. The prize is $250 (minus taxes), an individual plaque, and the winner's name engraved on a permanent plaque on display in the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering.