USU to Host Institute of Biological Engineering Regional Conference

November 3, 2017

News Release – LOGAN, UTAH, Nov. 3, 2017 – Biological engineering students at Utah State University will host a regional conference aimed at connecting participants with industry.

Quick Read

  • Regional IBE conference comes to the USU Logan campus Nov. 11.
  • IBE, the Institute of Biological Engineering, encourages students to pursue academic programs and careers in biological engineering.
  • The free conference is open to all college students. Register at

The IBE conference, scheduled for 8 am to 5 pm on Nov. 11 at the Anderson Engineering Building on the USU Logan campus, is intended to connect student participants with industry leaders. The Institute of Biological Engineering is a professional organization that supports the development of the biological engineering (BE) field and encourages students to pursue education and career paths in BE.

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Institute of Biological Engineering Intermountain Regional Conference flyer.

“The IBE conference provides an opportunity for students of different disciplines and levels of education to come together and share research with each other and industry,” said student organizer and BE undergraduate Emily Jesgarz. “This conference is unique because we are strongly encouraging people who are just getting started in their major to get involved. We have several workshops and competitions geared toward freshmen."

The one-day conference will include a poster session, networking opportunities, professional development workshops and keynote addresses by Joe Andrade, distinguished and emeritus professor and former dean of the college of engineering at the University of Utah and David Jones, the president-elect of the national IBE organization.

Additional events include a T-shirt contest, photo contest and a new research idea competition. Cash prizes will be award to the winners. Free breakfast and lunch is provided.

Several Utah companies and organizations will participate in the event, including WesTech-Inc., Logan City Environmental Department, Thermo Fisher, Space Dynamics Laboratory and Campbell Scientific.

“This conference is the ideal forum to introduce industries and students to each other in areas related to biology-inspired processes, systems and biotechnologies,” said USU Professor Dr. Ron Sims.

Registration for the event is free. Register online at


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