The Biomedical Engineering Society at Davis, the UC Davis BMES Student Chapter, has won two awards from the
Biomedical Engineering Society: Commendable Achievement (for best practices) and Commitment to Excellence (for winning an award 3 years in a row). In 2014, the group won the Mentoring Achievement Award. In 2013, they won the Meritorious Award for the Most Outstanding Chapter. In 2012, they received the Commendable Achievement Award.
In addition to the two national awards, the BMES received two awards from UC Davis. The Center for Student Involvement chose them to receive the 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. The Biomedical Engineering Society provides large, engineering oriented events for all students of UC Davis. These campus opportunities include support from an active research community, 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. 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.