Summer Seminar

2021 BME Summer Schedule of Speakers

Seminar presentations will be held on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30AM via Zoom meeting beginning May 12 and ending August 11. 

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. Students should connect to the Zoom meeting by 9:30am and attendance will be counted as long as student remains connected for the entire session.

 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 if admitted prior to Fall 2018. 

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.