The Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Toledo is a vibrant group of students who work together to compete at competitions, enhance the overall progress of the group in the campus community, and offers unique opportunities in the form of career-related internships.
What are the requirements to be part of the Biomedical Engineering Society?
There are no strict requirements that allow or restrict students to join this organization; in fact, almost any student regardless of major can join this organization; however, mostly Bioengineering students join this organization and take an active role in this community due to this organization’s emphasis on the Bioengineering field.
How long are meetings? Do these meetings occupy a majority of the weekly schedule?
BMES meets on Tuesdays (5:30- BIOE lounge) for 30 min-45 min on an alternate-week schedule. Due to this flexibility in meetings, students do not have to worry about missing the meetings every week. Along with this, due to the workload associated with the courses related to Bioengineering, students most likely will be in the BIOE lounge finishing homework and project-related assignments with the teacher assistants; therefore, there is no need of moving here and there.
How does the Biomedical Engineering Society enhance one’s progress?
Students will be exposed to various opportunities that have incredible potentials. By becoming part of this organization, students will compete in national competitions, be offered research, volunteering, and internship opportunities, and have a greater platform when applying to Engineering councils such as UTEC- University of Toledo Engineering Council. Also, by meeting similar students, individuals will be able to engender a network of Engineering students who can work on homework assignments, projects, and presentations.
How is the Biomedical Engineering Society executed?
The BMES society is executed with the assistance of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraiser, and Management Director. Although the specifics of the roles are distinct for each role, all the positions work together to create an impeccable environment that encourages progress and innovation.
By becoming a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, students will become the receiver of various benefits that have useful application in the BIOE courses as well as other organizations that exist around the campus community. Along with becoming a member, students should aim to run for a position; holding a position will not only enhance one’s skills, leadership qualities, and organizational techniques but also serve as buffers when applying to positions on Student Government and University of Toledo Engineering Council.