Bioengineering Community

Faculty, students, and researchers in bioengineering and related areas have numerous opportunities to collaborate and meet.

Bioengineering Events

  • Topics in Bioengineering Seminar Series

    Join us for a weekly seminar series totally run by graduate students. Faculty and industry speakers are invited to give a talk and then have lunch with the students. Also as part of this seminar series, SEAS students have an opportunity to share their research. The presentations take place every Tuesday at noon 102, Geological Museum. Information about the seminars can be found in the events section of the SEAS website, 

  • Monthly Bioengineering Happy Hours 

  • The Thomas McMahon Lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4 pm in MD G115. Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University. A reception in the MD lobby will follow the talk.

Affiliated Activities and Groups

  • Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

    The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to discover the engineering principles that nature uses to build living things and to harness this knowledge to create biologically inspired materials, devices, and control technologies for medical and non-medical applications. In medicine, the Institute's goal is to advance the science and engineering necessary to develop biomimetic materials, microdevices, microrobots, and innovative disease reprogramming technologies that emulate how living cells, tissues and organs self-organize and naturally regulate themselves. 

  • The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club          

    The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club is a non-profit organization that hosts events and provides services that allow members to explore the world of business and  biotechnology. The Biotech Club's mission is to bridge the gap between industry and academia by building relationships with companies operating in the biotechnology and healthcare sphere. Corporate sponsorships support all club activities and operations.

  • Harvard Biomedical Engineering Society

    The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Founded in early 1968, the Society now boasts nearly 6,500 members and is growing, rapidly. 

    BMES serves as the lead society and professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Our leadership in accreditation, potential licensure, publications, scientific meetings, global programs, and diversity initiatives, as well as our commitment to ethics, all serve our mission to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being.

    BMES membership benefits include significantly reduced registration rates for the high-quality Annual Meeting, offering more than 2,000 leading scientific presentations, a Career Fair, robust exhibit hall and sessions of networking and interviewing, among many others. BMES members also receive a subscription to the quarterly E-Bulletin, our member online newsletter and a subscription to the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME).  Members can also request to receive Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) and Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology (CVET). Members receive online access to the BMES Career Connections job board listing career opportunities and internships.

    BMES members may also select member-only content on our website, including a searchable directory (including functionality to search for or be a Mentor); access to all BMES Committees and Special Interest Groups (all of which members may join), a calendar of events and available online education!

    Other membership benefits include the opportunity to receive awards and recognition (including election to Fellow), voting rights, and the opportunity to serve on leadership committees and other global initiatives in the Society to advance the field of biomedical engineering.

    Additionally, the Harvard chapter of BMES hosts a wide range of student events throughout the academic year. Past activities have included Biomedical Engineering Pizza Socials and Speaker Series Events with invited biomedical engineering faculty.

  • Harvard BioDesign Group

    A research program targeted toward undergraduates interested in synthetic biology and biomolecular engineering. In this student-centric experience, a team of undergraduates will decide on a research direction that interests them under the guidance of a mentoring staff that includes a Harvard faculty member and several graduate students/postdocs. Team members are typically recruited in the Spring semester, when they design their own research project under the guidance of a team of faculty/post-doctoral/graduate student mentors. The team spends the summer performing experiments in the laboratory in order to realize their vision, and finally presents their findings at either the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) or the bioMOD (International Bio-Molecular Design) competition in the Fall semester.

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