Organizing Committee

 
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University of Pittsburgh’s

Department of BioEngineering

The Department of Bioengineering combines hands-on experience with the solid fundamentals that students need to advance themselves in research, medicine, and industry.


 
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University of Pittsburgh’s

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

BMES is an organization of graduate students for graduate students. Throughout the year, BMES creates, plans, and manages a diverse array of academic and professional development events. By better preparing graduates for their future academic and professional careers, BMES strives to maintain and increase the University of Pittsburgh’s prestige as one of the best Bioengineering Graduate Schools in the country.


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Adam Butchy - BioE Day Chair

Adam is a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing my doctorate in Bioengineering While his background is in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, his current projects focus on modeling the complex relationship between the immune system and cancer. Following graduation, Adam plans on pursuing a career in industry, bridging the gap between biologists and technologists.


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MICHELLE HEUSSER - BioE Day ADVISOR

Michelle came to the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 after obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on using brain-computer interface technology to understand how neural activity influences cognition and action in the eye movement system. Ultimately, she plans to stay in academia as a professor who performs research that improves the lives of individuals with movement disorders.


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STEPHANIE WILTMAN - BioE Day ADVISOR

Stephanie is originally from Sewickley, PA and went to Quaker Valley High School.  Stephanie graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and Psychology.  Current research endeavors include studying the effects of prolonged standing on blood pooling, fatigue, and cartilage compression.  Following graduation, Stephanie plans on pursuing a career as a forensic bioengineer and as a professor. 


Acknowledgements

Erinn Grigsby and Soroosh Sanatkhani, Academic and Professional Development Coordinators

Nicholas Mance, Logistics and Communications

Leah Russell, Promotional Materials

The Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance

The University of Pittsburgh’s Conference Services