The Biomedical Engineering Society Journal Club is a unique program that provides an opportunity for incoming engineering students to expand their knowledge on the real-life application of biomedical engineering.

By reading and analyzing scientific articles pertaining to biomedical research, interested students are introduced to the innovations of the field and are given insight into the world of research. Also, eager students will be able to meet and discuss their intellectual findings and interpretations of the articles with students who also want to learn more about the application of biomedical engineering in today’s society.

Since the communication of ideas to a greater audience is one of the most important skills for an engineer to master, the journal club is also a source of experience in public speaking by guiding students to create presentations on the articles read to be presented at the BMES meetings.

The BMES Journal Club meets Monday evenings at 8:30 p.m. in ETB 1034 to discuss innovative articles and prepare presentations for the BMES meetings.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the engineering community, learn more about biomedical engineering (and what you could work on in the future), meet peers who also want to learn, and develop leadership skills and presentation skills.

I was once a freshman, too, and I can tell you that this club solidified my desire to pursue biomedical engineering and gave me more confidence on presenting to an audience than any class has ever had. I can’t wait to see you all and feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.

– Amanda Rakoski
Freshman Journal Club Chair ’17-’18