Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference

Intermountain Biological Engineering Conference

Join us on November 9, 2019 from 8:00am – 5:00pm for a day of workshops, presentations, competitions, a catered lunch, industry mentorship, and more! The event will take place at Utah State University and will provide opportunities for students, professors, and industry professionals to be involved.

Keynote Speakers:

Introduction: Dr. Keith Roper

Professor and Department Head, Biological Engineering, Utah State University

Academic Keynote: Dr. Ching-An Peng

Professor and Department Chair, Biological Engineering, University of Idaho

Industry Keynote: Rex Plaizier

CEO WesTech

Activities Include

  • Poster and Platform Presentations
  • Industry Panels
  • Fermentation Workshop
  • DIY Bio Competition
  • Pitch Competition
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Catered Lunch
  • Biohackathon
  • Entrepreneurship Workshop
  • Cultured Food Competition
  • Bioinformatics Workshop
  • USU Lab Tour


  • Utah State Biological Engineering
  • Institute of Biological Engineering - USU Chapter
  • Quansys
  • NemaMetrix


Congradulations to one of our chairs Dr. Kamal A. Rashid, on his new position as founding director of a new center for Biopharmaceutical Education and training at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Become a sponsor

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We need help with judging presentations and competitions, mentorship opportunities, and other conference activities. If you’d like to participate and meet the next generation of biological engineers please email and we’ll get back to you.

Become a student Volunteer

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This conference would not be possible without the many helping hands putting it together. If you are interested in helping organize the conference or on the day of the event there are plenty of opportunities. Please fill out the volunteer form or email and we’ll get back to you.