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Upcoming Events

3/15: Young Alumni Entrepreneurship Panel
3/24: Science Club @ DLMS
3/26: Engineering Exploration Experience
4/07: Science Club @ DLMS
4/19: Site Visit: SUNY Biotech Incubator


Apr. 2015: Our chapter's project "Exploring Structure-Function Relationships in Scaffold Design" won 1st place at the 2015 SFB Biomaterials Education Challenge!

Mar. 2015: Our chapter was awarded a student chapter travel grant by National SFB! We will be using the award money to fund our chapter members to travel to the Annual SFB Meeting in Charlotte, NC in April.

Recent Events

Science Fair at Dual Language Middle School

January - February 2016

From January 5th through 14th, our chapter hosted 8th graders from Dual Language Middle School and worked with them to design and carry out experiments for their annual science fair projects. SFB members also volunteered as judges at the DLMS Science Fair in February.

Industry Career Discussion with Health Science Communications

October 14, 2015

Our chapter hosted an industry career discussion with Columbia alum Kenneth Ng, PhD, MSCTI from Health Science Communications. Dr. Ng discussed the transition from academia to health communications and we were joined by graduate students in Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, and Mechanical Engineering

Science Club at Dual Language Middle School

October 2015 - May 2016

Throughout the school year, our chapter is hosting monthly visits to Dual Language Middle School to teach the after-school science club. Our goal is to introduce hands-on activities to complement the subjects covered in their classes. So far we have focused on structure function relationships in the body and explored different methods of biomaterials fabrication, ranging from electrospinning to 3D printing. There is still time left in the school year if you are interested in volunteering -- please contact Dovina Qu to learn more.

Stryker Orthopaedics Site Visit

April 30, 2015

Our chapter hosted a site visit to Stryker Orthopaedics in Mahwah, NJ, where we toured the manufacturing plant and Advanced Technologies facilities, and learned about Stryker's latest implant designs. We were joined by 11 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Harlem Biospace Networking Happy Hour

April 24, 2015

Our chapter sponsored a networking happy hour with member companies of Harlem Biospace. We were joined by graduate students from various departments and representatives from 10 of the Harlem Biospace member companies.

SFB Biomaterials Education Challenge

April 16, 2015

Our chapter participated in this year's Biomaterials Education Challenge at the Annual Meeting of the Society For Biomaterials in Charlotte, NC, where our project "Exploring Structure-Function Relationships in Scaffold Design" won 1st place!

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