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BOA GBM (09-29-2011)

BOA GBM (09-29-2011)



Third GBM of Bio-engineering Organizational Alliance in Fall 2011.

Third GBM of Bio-engineering Organizational Alliance in Fall 2011.



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  • Bioengineering Organizational Alliance
    3nd General Body Meeting
    • 3nd GBM sign-in sheet and Committee Sign-Ups now on clipboards and passed around.
    • 4 GBM attendances credit!
    • Missed the 1st or 2nd GBM?
    • Outlined each program and society.
    • Committee sign-up sheets.
    • New BOA credit system.
    • Still want to get involved? New committee updates coming up!
    • Not a member yet?
    • Join for only $10—helps pay for a T-shirt, food for meetings, exclusive BOA-sponsored outings/events, and more.
    Opening Smorgasbord
  • Social Media and BOA on the Interwebs
    Who’s keeping tabs on quantum physics and knows the latest buzz?
    In the News
  • Reconstructing Visual Experiences from Brain Activity Evoked by Natural Movies
    Link to published paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982211009377
    In the News
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Study Night (Monday, Sept. 19, 2011)
    • Stay on campus after 5pm and study with BOA!
    • Coffee and donuts to stimulate the mind.
    • Form mini-study groups, study on your own, or discover another BIOE studying the same thing!
    • Please don’t hit and run.
    • *Must be a BOA member to get free coffee and donuts*
    • Come join us outside SEO on Friday (TOMORRAH)
    • Bring clothes for our volunteering drive!
    • We’ll have food for meat-lovers AND vegetarians!
    • 12pm-3pm AKA FREE LUNCH!
    • We’ll have some footballs, soccer balls, and Frisbees.
    Tribute To Soviet Russia
    Friday, September 23rd
    • About 10% of BIOEs have an updated UIC Careers account.
    • What are you missing out on?
    Baxter Info Session / Interviews(Position: Intern)
    Oct. 10th (Info Session on campus)
    Oct. 11th (Interviews on campus)
    Can only attend Info Session if you are approved for an interview.
    Deadline to submit application: September 27, 2011
    Zoll Medical Position for Spring 2012 (Position: Co-op)
    Deadline to submit application: Sep 30, 2011
    Hospira Position for Spring 2012 (Position: Co-op)
    Deadline to submit application: Oct 29, 2011
    Jobs/Internships/Co-ops through UIC Careers
  • Undergraduate Helper in a Physics Lab
    Description: Undergraduate helper to assist in calibration and maintenance of X-Ray Laser used in a lab at UIC.Non-paid, but possible undergrad research credit or Honors College Activity.
    Qualifications: Be Smart and able to learn quick. Any machining background would be a plus. No other background required. Preferred times of availability are between 8 am and 12 pm on as many weekdays as possible.
    Exclusive offer from BOA
    • Send resumes to boa.uic@gmail.comby Oct. 7.
    Do NOT go around BOA and bombard the professor with resumes.
    • We will get in trouble and won’t inform you of opportunities like this in the future.
    Based on amount of interest, we may conduct screening interviews.
    • Suggestion Box
    • Concerns about Classes or the BIOE department?
    • Ideas?
    Ideas/Comments/Concerns from You
  • Who’s taking a course where you are learning about circuits?
    A Bit of Nerd Fun
  • BVP Update
    IBE, EBE, and COP
  • Internal Bioengineering Exposure
    • Had our first preview day tour
    • Looking for 2-3 volunteers for the next tour
    Monday, October 10, 2011 (Columbus Day)
    Saturday, October 29, 2011
    Saturday, November 12, 2011
  • External Bioengineering Exposure
    • High-School presentation is undergoing revision
    • Having regular meetings
  • UIC Bioengineering Promo Video
    $ Will be monetary incentive $
    • Looking to “hire”:
    • Videographer, video editors, and actors.
    • Requirements
    • Roughly 30 minutes in length.
    • Showcases live BIOE classes, professors and students in labs, faculty members, and BOA.
    • Short interviews from students and faculty.
    • Promo Video Uses
    • Will be shown at high schools for our External Bioengineering Exposure program.
    • Will be featured on the BIOE website and BOA’s website.
    Shoot footage for the
    BIOE Promo Video like a boss.
    Interested? Contact: Salman
  • Community Outreach Program
    • Had a clothing drive last Friday
    • Many new volunteering opportunities available
    • COP Volunteering information session on Monday, October 3rd.
    • Hear Honors College organizations speak!
  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AEMB)
    Emails sent out to all eligible students
    Initiate Meeting
    • Wednesday, October 5that 5 pm in SEO 236
    • Discussing initiation requirements, membership requirements, and membership fees
    • Eligible students will be receiving a packet will all of the requirements
    • If not cannot make the meeting, please email us at aemb.uic@gmail.com and other arrangements will be made
    • As always, FOOD WILL BE SERVED
    • Redesign of Cell and Tissue lab format
    • Proposal based
    Proposals evaluated on feasibility, fundability and available resources
    • Committee votes once a month on proposals to send to PI
    • PI has final say
    • Adds valuable experience with funding proposal-type procedure
    • Next committee meeting Wednesday, 10/5/11
    • Need input to flesh out new format
    • Still need to finalize Bioinstrumentation lab plans
    Open Source Lab Program
  • EWH Design Team Meet
    When: Friday Oct. 7th, 2011.
    Where: SEO 236
    • Create Design Teams / Select project
    • About Us  Meeting Minutes  EWH
    • Special Events / Programs  Engineering World Health Design Teams  2011-2012 Project List
    • Create a plan for the semester
    As always, everyone is welcome to join.
    If you cannot make it, email me within before hand.
    Vishal Varma
    skv007@gmail.com / vvarma4@uic.edu
    Engineering World Health (EWH)
    • Not too late to apply to be a big/little!
    • First meeting - next Wednesday, 10/5
    • Come chill at our Ice-cream social
    • Chance to meet Bigs and find out more about the program
    Big Brother Program
  • Graduate Representative
    Big/Little “Sibling” Program
    Arman Butt
    Phd 2nd Year BioMolecular Engineering
    Dr. Takoudis
    Advanced Material Research Laboratory (AMReL)
  • Personal Message
    I am sorry I could not there today, but enjoy.
    Email me if you have questions about anything in the next few slides: butt2@uic.edu
    To day, I have been able to help out four students get connected with a graduate student:
    You know who you are. Please let me know how the contacts helped/did not help so that I can better adjust
  • https://www.cs.uic.edu/pub/BIOE/BioeGrad/bioe_grad_handbook.pdfThis is the link to the graduate student handbook with details for graduate schooluic.edu > department of bioengineering > academics > graduate > Important Links > “Graduate Student Handbook”
  • What do I do?
    Biomolecular Engineering
    I am currently researching different surface and bulk materials for dental and hip implants to improve longevity of the implant by eliminating infection and corrosion due to wear and bio-chemical attacks.
  • Possible Professional ProgramsMD (Medical Doctor)= like to give drugs to help youDO (Doctor Osteopathy)=like to fix your way of living to help youMD-PhDDO-PhD
  • Fin
  • Upcoming Events That Might Be Relevant To Your Interests
    • “Today’s Engineering Challenges – Tomorrow’s Solutions” 
    • Technical Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    • Time: 7:30am – 7:00pm (aka All Day Extravaganza)
    • Interested? Fill out top half of IEEE registration forms and give to board member or leave in BOA mailbox, or RSVP to boa.uic@gmail.com by October 1.
    • Tickets are $50 but they will be free for all BOA members!
    • Party Bus to Argonne (Keg not included).
    IEEE Conference at Argonne National Laboratory (November 15, 2011)
  • "Engineering Biology: From tools to insights“
    • Takes place at UIC Forum.
    • All day event: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Dr. Eddington is presenting “Leveraging the Microscalein Biological Models”
    • Receive 1 BOA credit for attending!
    • Registration Deadline: September 16th at noon
    or go look at the Events Calendar on BOA’s website for the link.
    9th Annual Chicago Biomedical Consortium (Friday, October 21, 2011)
    Registration Closed.
    Who’s attending?
  • Google is hosting a student outreach event with:
    • a Resume & Interview Workshop 
    • a Lightning Tech Talks highlighting a few of Google's awesome projects.
    • **Google is flying in a handful of PhD Googlers for this UIC event.
    Location: The Cardinal Room in SCE.  
    Day: (Tuesday, September 27th)
    • 5:00-6:00pm Resume & Interview Workshop
    • 6:30-7:30pm Lightning Tech Talks (food included)
    No registration required!
    Google Visits UIC!
  • Stem Cell Society
    • Status: In the works
    • Goals:
    • To compile the latest stem cell research and applications from various outlets to discuss, analyze, and learn with other members.
    • To provide a setting where various UIC stem cell research labs can discuss their latest research and explore collaborative possibilities with each other.
    • Operation:
    • Bi- or tri-weekly meetings
    • Members compile material they’ve discovered and outline main talking points, things of interest, and background information.
    • Research labs present progress at select society meetings.
    • Interested? Contact David Franz (divadfranz@gmail.com)