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BME Undergraduate Student Association

The newly formed BME Undergraduate Student Association represents all undergraduate students in the Biomedical Engineering program.

President: Matthew Mong
bme@ubcengineering.ca

 

BME Student Teams

BME has a number of established biomedical engineering student teams. Teams consist of students from a variety of disciplines and tackle a wide variety of design challenges that range from bioengineering to biomechanics. For a complete list of current student teams, follow the links below.

BEST is an undergraduate, multidisciplinary student team that aims to use a context-appropriate approach to address medical challenges worldwide. BEST consists of 80 members spanning across 7 faculties, working on 4 different health-related projects. BEST aims to develop and implement innovative technology, develop its members both technically and professionally, and to promote entrepreneurship within the biomedical field.

http://www.ubcbest.com/

UBC BIOMOD is a multidisciplinary undergraduate student team that participates annually in the BIOMOD competition, a biomolecular nanotechnology design competition founded in 2011 by the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The UBC team was founded in 2015 and was able to successfully place Silver and first place in the audience choice category in their simultaneous and triggered release drug delivery system to treat cancers. The competition allows undergraduate students to come together as a team, think outside of the box, and reengineer biomolecules like DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates to design systems to solve environmental, electrical, biomedical, and computational problems. Deliverables for the competition include a website, video and a presentation at the Jamboree hosted at Harvard University. Overall, the UBC BIOMOD team is a fun way to get involved in the design process, gain lab experience and learn about how we can reinvent the purpose of biomolecules using nanotechnology!

http://biomod2016.gitlab.io/ubc/

At UBC MIST, our team prepares to augment the UBC biomedical engineering student community's capacity to participate in and contribute to the larger conversation on healthcare and the central place of biomedical technology in it. Our central approach to achieve this is through our participation in biomedical engineering competitions around the world, where we put forward new solutions to pressing medical challenges and help build the technical abilities of our team members.

BEAR at UBC aims to generate new solutions to aid in the recovery of human physiological functions (physiotherapy devices, robot aids), to replace them (bionics), or to enhance human interfacing devices (wearable technology). This will require extensive knowledge of the human body and the most optimal movements (kinesiology), how to manufacture the hardware (Mechanical), circuit creation and wiring (Electrical), and generation of companion program (Computer). BEAR will provide its members a deeper understanding of human physiology and its functions, preparing them for future complex projects and giving them collaborative experiences.