The sixth annual Student Research Expo (PDF) -- formerly known as BME Design Day -- is coming Wednesday, Feb. 28, to the Student Union Ballroom.
"If you are working in a lab on a project, this day is for you," said Diana Wilson, senior academic advisor for the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Wilson added that participants do not have to have results to present and that posters illustrating things like methodology are acceptable too. Posters that have already been created for the previous fall and summer semesters may also be used.
"The idea is to help our BME students get experience presenting their research and to get comfortable with talking to others about what they are doing in the labs," she said.
Sponsor W.L. Gore & Associates will be awarding cash prizes for the five best, most promising or most creative posters. Laboratory principal investigators have been given funding to print up to three free posters this year.
Those who wish to participate should RSVP by Feb. 22, and add their names and poster titles to the RSVP document.
"It’s a great day and there’s good food too," Wilson said.
- BME Graduate Alumni Speaker: Jessi Gamboa Crosby, SynCardia Tucson
- Noon to 1 p.m., Rincon Room
- BME Student Research Expo, Poster Session
- 1-4 p.m. , Ballroom
- Keynote Speaker: Valerie Cross, Product Specialist, W.L. Gore & Associates
- 3-4 p.m., Ballroom