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!