The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) was founded in 1968 and is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. As biomedical engineers we use traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems involving the intersection of biology and medicine. We use this knowledge to enhance the field of medicine and work alongside other medical professionals to enhance overall healthcare. The BMES has over 4,400 student members across 146 student chapters.
The Vision of the National Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is to “serve as the world's leading society of professionals devoted to developing and using engineering and technology to advance human health and well-being.”1 Locally at Utah State University, we strive to develop interdisciplinary relationships that are mutually beneficial for students and the university. By bringing together motivated, bright, and talented students and faculty from across the USU campus, we can further the vision of the national society and help to advance human-health technology.
The Mission of the National BMES is to “build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.”1 The USU Student Chapter furthers this mission by providing students with opportunities to develop professional contacts, meet with members of industry, gain exposure to biomedical research throughout campus, promote biomedical engineering to middle school and high school students, and get involved in the community.