At this catered BMES event, BE undergraduate students had the chance to interact with UPenn alumni working in a wide range of careers including medical devices, medicine, translational research, consultancy, policy, computer programming and pharmaceuticals and drug development. The catered event provided the perfect setting for students to network with the alumni and to learn about the countless career paths available to bioengineers. Guests included alumni from firms such as Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Depuy Synthes, Merck, PwC, McKinsey, and many others.
At our BE breakroom luncheons, students have an opportunity to talk and interact with BE faculty members outside of the classroom setting. Students can move from table to table to talk to all of the professors present or spend their time talking to their favorite professors.
All BE undergraduate and graduate students were invited to submit designs for our first-ever BE T-Shirt Design Competition, held during Engineers' Week (E-Week). These designs were then open to voting by the UPenn Bioengineering community, and the Top 3 contestants visited the West Chester facilities of DePuy Synthes Companies..
BMES partnered with the Wharton Supply Chain Organization, the Technology Entrepreneurship Club, Delta Sigma Pi, and Theta Tau to organize a panel on healthcare startup companies, followed by a networking reception. Our keynote speaker was Mr. Michael Levinson, managing partner of DreamIt Ventures. The following start-ups attended: Biomeme, AirCare, Grand Round Table, Seratis and SpeSo Health.
BMES hosted a candy and magic filled evening to help all of the busy Bioengineers take a break from all of our studying.