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Upcoming Events

  • Ongoing: Outreach: STEM Club at Dual Language Middle School
    • 11/3, 2:30-4:30PM @ DLMS (32 W 92nd St)
    • Our chapter hosts monthly visits to Dual Language Middle School to teach the after-school science club. Our goal is to develop hands-on activities to introduce biomaterials and tissue engineering concepts.
    • Email Dovina Qu to get involved!

  • 2/24: Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day 2017
    • City College of New York (160 Convent Avenue)
    • We are proud to be working with SFB chapters at The City College of New York, Johns Hopkins University, University of Rochester, and Rutgers University to bring you Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day 2017!

2015-16 Events

4th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

April 16-17, 2016

We are proud to be an Official Partner of the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, held in Washington, D.C. in April 2016. USASEF is free to the public and is the largest STEM festival in the U.S., with over 3,000 exhibits and more than 350,000 people in attendance this year. Supported in part by EGSC, we were able to send seven club members to participate in the event. We hosted an exhibit on structure-function relationships in bone and musculoskeletal scaffold design which we presented to over 300 future scientists and their families.

Young Enrepreneurs Panel

March 15 2016

Our chapter hosted a panel discussion on entrepreneurship featuring a Columbia graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, alumnus, and faculty member:

  • Mike Lamprecht, Ph.D.: Research Scientist at EpiBone
  • Timothy Kernan: Ph.D. candidate and Entrepreneurial Lead at Ironic Chemicals
  • Katherine Reuther, Ph.D.: Lecutrer in Biomedical Engineering, Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership
  • Alessandro Marone, Ph.D.: Post-doctoral fellow, Jalali Translational Fellows Program

The panelists discussed their perspectives on the start-up world, including their experiences with funding, hiring, and mentorship. The event was attended by graduate students from various departments.

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 2015

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.

Previous Years

2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2009-11

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