BMEUSA Lunch & Learn— Sustainability in BME

The BMEUSA presents:

Sustainability in Biomedical Engineering

Engineers hold a lot of responsibility to ensure that innovations and crations not only improve the world, but that they also cause no harm to the environment, economy, and society. Sustainability isn’t often mentioned next to engineering; however, with the ongoing global climate crisis, it’s more important than ever that we talk about it.

This session’s speaker, Rashmi Prakash, will talk about how biomedical engineerings can sustainability innovate.

About BMEUSA’s Lunch & Learn Series

The Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student Association (BMEUSA) is hosting a series of Lunch & Learn sessions during the 2021/22 academic year. The series will host guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds to talk about the biomedical industry, professional development, sustainability in the field, and more!

Session speakers aim to inspire and connect with the next generation of biomedical engineers. Lunch & Learn sessions will provide students with insider knowledge about the biomedical and healthcare field as well as exciting opportunities beyond the classroom.



Rashmi Prakash

Adjunct Professor, SBME
Biomedical Engineer, Libang Surgical Technologies

Bio: Rashmi Prakash is an Electrical Biomedical Engineer with a passion to sustainably integrate technology and biology to enhance the quality of life. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Option) and her Masters of Biomedical Engineering degree at UBC, and is now an Adjunct Professor with the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. She has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work at a wide range of companies within the biomedical industry, including a biomedical non-profit, a for-profit medical device company, and as a clinical engineer at Vancouver’s local health authorities. Most recently, Rashmi holds an integral role at a medical device start up company. She is developing her own transformative health products, including a fetal health monitor and compostable menstrual products.

This session is held virtually. For Zoom details, register on BMEUSA’s site.