BMES Chapter Receives Leadership and Community Service Awards

BMES at UC Davis members

BMES at UC Davis members

The Biomedical Engineering Society at UC Davis has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Center for Student Involvement Leadership Award for Advancing Academic & Career Goals. They were also chosen to receive the Community Service and Civic Engagement Bronze Award by the Community Service Resource Center.

The Advancing Academic and Career Goals Award recognizes a registered student organization that successfully promotes academic achievement and provides opportunities for a diverse range of students to explore new areas of interest and develop academic and/or professional qualifications for future success.
The Community Service and Civic Engagement Award recognizes the varied and generous dedication to community service by UC Davis students, staff, faculty, and student organizations. Each winter quarter nominations and applications are open to all UC Davis affiliates, and recipients are announced in the spring. The recipients all receive certificates under different categories based upon dedicated service to others as well as breadth, quality, and time committed to community service. The categories are Outstanding, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

The BMES strives to provide exceptional professional and academic experiences for not only biomedical engineering undergraduates, but students from all disciplines. These campus opportunities include support from an active research community that is open to all undergraduate participation, planning interdisciplinary events with other societies and clubs, and a warm and open group of biomedical engineering faculty that actively supports BMES as their channel to engage with students. The Biomedical Engineering Society provides large, engineering oriented events for all students of UC Davis. Multiple times a year, BMES organizes opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research at UC Davis. Lunches with Faculty, Research Fair, and Lab Tours give the students an opportunity to interact closely with our Biomedical Engineering faculty and discover areas of research that excite them. Many of the events that BMES hosts are centered on the development of professional skills and academic networking.

“These awards were open to anyone, any department, and any club at UC Davis. It’s a sign of tremendous accomplishments from our officers this year,” said BMES President Rose Hong Truong.