Atlanta for BMES 2018

Presenting my poster in the “lab-on-chip systems” track!

Every biomedical engineer knows fall is officially here when it is time to go to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting! For 2018, we all headed to Atlanta, Georgia for BMES’ 50th Anniversary.

My labmates and I all presented posters in a broad range of categories: micro/nano fluidic engineering and lab-on-chip systems, cellular and molecular bioengineering, tissue engineering, cardiovascular engineering, and stem cell engineering. We had the opportunity to engage with other students, post-docs, and faculty members and get valuable feedback on our projects.

Although this was my fourth time there, I was still able to learn so much from the poster sessions, the platform presentations, and seminars. From the two “Careers in Industry” panels I attended, I had a clearer sense of the possible corporate positions available for BMEs and some insight into the recruiting process.

Visiting the CNN headquarters for a studio tour.

Because this was my first time in Atlanta (and the entire South actually!), I got the CityPass, which allowed me to see the Center for Civil and Human Rights, CNN Studio, World of Coca-Cola, College Football Hall of Fame. All of these were seriously amazing – I’m glad I got to sneak them in around all of my conference activities. If you ever stop by, my recommendation is the order I have them above!

The beautiful front lobby of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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