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BOA GBM (10-13-2011)

BOA GBM (10-13-2011)



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

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



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  • Bioengineering Organizational Alliance
    4ndGeneral Body Meeting
    • 4th GBM
    • 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
    • You scratch our back, we’ll scratch yours.
    • Every 5 credits you can advertise something through BOA.
    • Advertising includes:
    • Flyers with BOA logo on it
    • Facebook/Twitter/Google+
    • Front page of our website
    • Display Monitors by BIOE office
    • GBM Slide
    • Email
    • *If you don’t have 5 credits yet but still want to advertise something, let us know. We’re nice.
    Advertising Through BOA
    Obligatory Cliché “Advertising”
    Concept Art That Is Trying To—Wait, Why Are They Standing on Buildings?
  • 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
    • 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
  • Engineering World Health
    Presenter: Adithya Potluri
  • Electro-surgery tester kit building
    Requires Simple Soldering
    We will show you how to assemble the kits.
    If you do not know how to solder, don’t worry!
    We’ll train you on site.
    If you are interested, put your name on the EWH Kit Building sheet.
    Engineering World Health (EWH)
  • Kit building process
    Circuit board template
  • Kit building process
    Finished Circuit board
  • Kit building process
    Finished Device:
    Electro-surgery tester
    The device tests the power output of ESU (
  • Signing up
    If you are interested, please sign up or email Vishal Varma
    Email: Skv007@gmail.com
    So we can order a sufficient amount of kits for everyone.
    Any BOA member can participate in this activity!
  • College of Engineering/College of Medicine T-Shirt
    • BOA is making a T-shirt to acknowledge the Merger of COM and COE.
    • Fundraiser for BOA
    • We would like your input on what the T-shirt design will look like!
    • Then we will go over the options you’ll have for:
    • Sizes
    • Colors
    • Clothing Options
  • COM/COE T-shirt Logo Design Options
  • COM/COE T-shirt Logo Design Options
    • In addition
    • Which design do you like most?
    • Clothing options:
    • T-shirt
    • Long-sleeve shirts
    • Sweaters
    • Hoodies
    • Various Colors and Sizes options make ordering one suited perfectly to your tastes EASY.
  • Human v2.0 – BOA Style
    • Prompt:
    If you were responsible for redesigning the human body, what significant changes would you make? Any revision must be biologically feasible (ex: nothing metallic or plastic).
    • End Product?
    An artistic BOA mural. We will combine the responses and work with someone who can draw the revised human body.
    Your Idea; Your Name
  • Volunteer for High School Preview Days at UIC!
    • IBE is looking for 2-3 volunteers for the next tours
    • Saturday, October 29, 2011
    • Saturday, November 12, 2011
    • How will you be helping?
    • Assist with a 10-20 minute slideshow presentation about BIOE department and our bioengineering major.
    • Show high schoolers a couple research labs.
    • Answer questions the high schoolers may have!
    • Contact Sasi (madsas.sasi@gmail.com) if interested!
    • Thou Shalt Receive 2 BOA Credits for Volunteering!
  • Free Scheck and Siress Prosthetic Lab Tours
    • What: 1.5 hour lecture-tour of the Sheck and SiressProthetic Lab at the UIC Hospital (http://www.scheckandsiress.com)
    • Who: Free for any BOA member!
    • When:
    • Tuesday, October 11th at 10:30am
    • Friday October 28th at 1pm 
    • Monday November 7th at 1pm 
    Note: Only 15 students can attend each tour date. We have plenty of spaces open right now though.
    Interested or want more information? Email boa.uic@gmail.com!
  • 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
  • Stem Cell Society
    • Status:First “committee” meeting to brainstorm logistics soon
    • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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!