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  • BOA GBM (09-01-2011)

    1. 1. Bioengineering Organization Alliance (BOA)<br />First General Body Meeting of Fall 2011<br />
    2. 2. Bioengineering Organization Alliance<br />Our new logo. <br />
    3. 3. <ul><li>Me
    4. 4. David Franz (
    5. 5. Cell and Tissue Concentration
    6. 6. Graduating this semester
    7. 7. You
    8. 8. Highest ACT scores of all engineering departments at UIC.
    9. 9. Smallest student-to-faculty ratio in the CoE.</li></ul>Small student population, not large faculty population<br /><ul><li>85% of UIC students are commuters</li></ul>About Me, About You<br />
    10. 10. The BOA Vision<br />
    11. 11. <ul><li>Not Cannabis Cigarettes
    12. 12. Membership Forms
    13. 13. Membership is good until end of Summer 2012
    14. 14. $10 fee covers: Food for meetings, social events, t-shirts, prizes, various program necessities.
    15. 15. GBM Sign-in Sheet</li></ul>Include your desired T-shirt size!<br /><ul><li>Committee Sign-Up Sheets
    16. 16. Intramurals Sign-Up Sheet
    17. 17. BOA Surveys
    18. 18. BOA Credits</li></ul>What’s Being Passed Around<br />
    19. 19. BOA Credits<br />
    20. 20. <ul><li>Prize is given to the one student who contributes the most towards the progress and impact of BOA each month.
    21. 21. A personalized certificate.
    22. 22. Featured in a GBM meeting.
    23. 23. Possible short confetti celebration </li></ul>BOA Member of the Month<br />Excelsior<br />
    24. 24. Social Media and BOA on the Interwebs<br /><br />@BOAatUIC<br /><br />Website<br /><br />
    25. 25. <ul><li>About 10% of BIOEs have an updated UIC Careers account.
    26. 26. What are you missing out on?</li></ul>Baxter Info Session / Interviews(Position: Intern)<br />Oct. 10th (Info Session on campus) <br />Oct. 11th (Interviews on campus)<br />Can only attend Info Session if you are approved for an interview.<br />Deadline to submit application: September 27, 2011<br />Zoll Medical Co-op for Spring 2012<br />Deadline to submit application: Sep 30, 2011<br />Hospira Co-op for Spring 2012<br />Deadline to submit application: Oct 29, 2011<br />Jobs/Internships/Co-ops through UIC Careers <br />
    27. 27. Secretary<br />Shelley Kerwell (<br />
    28. 28. Secretary of BOA<br />Work with all members on the BOA Board<br />Make copies of the agenda for all board members<br />Organize tasks for the Board <br />Take notes during executive meetings<br />Keep track of membership lists, forms, and fees <br />Print/display flyers and advertise GBM—work with Reps<br />
    29. 29. Open Source Laboratory Program (OSLP)<br />Will Schulenberg<br />coming soon…<br />
    30. 30. <ul><li>Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA)
    31. 31. Laboratory courses (BioE 431, 456, 476)</li></ul>Two ways to get lab experience…<br />
    32. 32. <ul><li>Chicken and egg
    33. 33. You are not in charge
    34. 34. Limited availability</li></ul>URA <br />Hans VanderMad, a bioengineering undergrad at UIC who was denied a research position for the 6th time. <br />
    35. 35. <ul><li>BioE 431 at end of junior year
    36. 36. Two semesters, at maximum
    37. 37. Have to follow curriculum</li></ul>Lab Courses<br />
    38. 38. <ul><li>Opening up the two teaching labs for use by BOA members
    39. 39. Work on your own projects on your own time
    40. 40. Exercise compilations
    41. 41. Knowledgeable lab monitors
    42. 42. Forums for organizing study groups and project teams</li></ul>Enter, OSLP…<br />
    43. 43. The Vision<br />With OSLP<br />Without OSLP<br />
    44. 44. We need you!<br />Next committee meeting: <br />Thursday, September 8th at 5pm in SEO 236<br />Contact: Will Schulenberg,<br />Committee Meeting<br />
    45. 45. Bioengineering Volunteering Program (BVP)<br />SasidharMadugula<br />
    46. 46. BVP History<br />BMES/BOA Volunteering Program Initial Groundwork (2008 – 2011)<br />High School Committee (2008 – 2010) – EBE Division origins<br />Volunteering Program (2009 – 2011) – COP Division origins<br />BMES and BOA<br />Birth of BVP (2011 to ∞)!<br />EBE (High School Outreach)<br />IBE (High School Experience At UIC Bioe Labs)<br />COP (BOA members/Bioe students participation in community outreach)<br />
    47. 47. BVP Strategy of Success<br />BVP Progression<br />YES YOU CAN!<br />Commitment for BVP’s crucial groundwork is essential!<br />Plan<br />Initiate<br />Divide & Conquer<br />Based on self-interest of the different divisions;<br />Questions, Ideas, Comments or Suggestions<br />Contact the Director – Sasidhar Madugula (<br />
    48. 48. BVP E-Board Crew<br />Director – Sasidhar Madugula (<br />EBE/IBE Director – Salman Farooqui (<br />COP Director – Karan Kerwell (<br />BVP Advisor – Sagar Nadimpalli (<br />
    49. 49. Engineering World Health (EWH)<br />Vishal Varma<br />
    50. 50. Our Mission:<br />Mobilize the biomedical engineering community to improve the quality of health care in vulnerable communities of the developing world. <br />The Past:<br />EWH Kit Building – Great success due to all your help and participation. <br />The Now:<br />EWH Design Teams<br />The Goal of EWH Design Teams:<br /><ul><li>Design a cost effective, globally applicable medical device
    51. 51. Build prototype of the proposed device after design approval
    52. 52. Make accessible 'building-kits' for the device once EWH has approved the device for global use.</li></ul>Engineering World Health (EWH) Director: Vishal Varma<br />
    53. 53. Who should take part in EWH?<br />EVERYONE!<br />Regardless of year and major, you are a valuable asset to your team.<br />Graduates and Undergraduates both provide valuable input.<br />The word engineer is derived from a Latin root  meaning "to create".<br />As Bioengineers, I highly encourage you to participate.<br />Where does your effort go?<br />Your work on these projects will make a difference in millions of lives around the world.<br />End result: Your device will be shipped to developing countries improving healthcare for thousands. <br />Engineering World Health (EWH) Director: Vishal Varma<br />
    54. 54. Engineering World Health (EWH) Director: Vishal Varma<br />How EWH works<br />Design Teams research, design, and create prototypes.<br />Get prototype manufactured into kits.<br />Have high school students assemble kits.<br />This Fall and Spring<br />Next Summer<br />Next Spring and Fall<br />EWH Collaboration<br /><ul><li>Collaboration with OSLP for lab space and project expansion
    55. 55. Collaboration with BVP to get kits to high schools</li></li></ul><li>Alpha Eta Mu Beta (AEMB)<br />President: Mounika Kata <br />Vice President: Nikhil Bommakanti<br />
    56. 56. <ul><li>Email us:,
    57. 57. Stay in touch with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus
    58. 58. Feel free to approach us with any questions and/or concerns</li></ul>Contact Information<br />
    59. 59. What is AEMB?<br /><ul><li>Alpha Eta Mu Beta – National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society
    60. 60. Recognizes top ranked juniors and seniors for outstanding academic achievement
    61. 61. Provides networking opportunities and further opportunities to continue civic engagement</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Invitations extended to students excelling in academics, civic engagement, and leadership
    62. 62. Members will be recognized as follows:
    63. 63. Events: Banquets, Initiation ceremonies, etc.
    64. 64. On transcript and at graduation
    65. 65. On BOA website
    66. 66. Members will be able to attend annual conferences</li></ul>Recognition<br />
    67. 67. <ul><li>Are you eligible?
    68. 68. Juniors who have obtained a grade point average in the top one-fifth of the junior class and seniors who have achieved a grade point average in the top one- third of the senior class are eligible for active membership
    69. 69. Candidates must have completed at least six credit hours of BioEcourses
    70. 70. To maintain membership, complete at least 10 events</li></ul>Eligibility Requirements and Membership Maintenance<br />
    71. 71. Activities Program<br />HamzaSenalan<br />
    72. 72. Social events for bioengineers to network, relax, and simply have fun during the grind of each semester.<br />On-Campus activities (Weekly)<br />Off-Campus activities (Monthly)<br />Activities<br />UIC is a commuter school.<br />Activities and social events act as the glue that holds BOA together; the lowestcommon denominator of all BOA members. <br />Game Nights<br />Body Worlds<br />Millennium Park Ice Skating<br />Six Flags<br />Paintballing<br />
    73. 73. You have an outlet to meet and interact with fellow bioengineers of all levels. You will be among peers that have done what you are currently doing that will be able to offer help and guidance!<br />Activities<br />Homework Help<br />Books<br />Inside Scoop on:<br />-Which classes to take<br />-Which professors to take<br />-Research opportunities<br />-MS/BS guidance<br />BOA Yoda<br />
    74. 74. -Bioengineering Bazaar<br /> - BOA news, events, and opportunities<br /> - Exciting science, medical, and engineering news<br /> - Interesting trivia, facts, puzzles, or quotes to<br />-Collaborate with Bioengineering Student Journal<br /> to showcase a student publication each month<br /> GET YOUR WORK ON THE MAP!!!<br />- Handed out to all BOA members at General Body Meetings<br />- Copies available in the BioE office for anyone passing by to pick up<br />- Digital copies displayed on BOA's website (<br />We are also setting up a type of RSS News Feed on the website where committee members can instantly stream any interesting links they come across with a few clicks of their mouse.<br />Activities: Newsletter Committee<br />
    75. 75. Tutoring Coordinator<br />Nairyna Constantino<br />
    76. 76. <ul><li>Provides students with extra resources
    77. 77. Gives students the opportunity to have a one-one tutoring session with other BIOE students
    78. 78. Tutors will have already taken these courses which provides with a better insight on how to succeed in the class
    79. 79. Can begin to meet other Bioe students
    80. 80. Most important: getting help so that you can enjoy your Bioengineering classes at UIC
    81. 81. Tutoring Calendar and Survey on Website</li></ul>Binder-Binder system<br />
    82. 82. Director of Funds<br />Kathleen Broughton <br />
    83. 83. Director of Funds Duties <br /><ul><li>2011 – 2012 Budget
    84. 84. Roll-over and Department
    85. 85. Potential Fundraising Opportunities
    86. 86. Funding Supports:
    87. 87. AEMB
    88. 88. BVP
    89. 89. EWH
    90. 90. OSLP
    91. 91. Activities
    92. 92. Tutoring
    93. 93. General Body Meetings and Others
    94. 94. Awards, Prizes, and Apparel</li></li></ul><li>Undergrad Reps<br />Emil Jose and Chaitra Kishore<br /><br /><br />
    95. 95. Who are we?<br /><ul><li>We are YOUR liaison with BOA
    96. 96. If you have any concerns, comments, questions, or suggestions … let us know!
    97. 97. These can be about BOA , BioE, or just life in general 
    98. 98. We will try our best to take your input and use it to create a BOA that works for you
    99. 99. We will also be the main people contacting you about various general BOA info including about GBM times</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Email either of us or
    100. 100. Facebook : Add BOA at UIC and Like Bioengineering Organizational Alliance 
    101. 101. Twitter: Follow @BOAatUIC
    102. 102. Google plus : Add BOA UIC to your circles
    103. 103. Phone: 847-886-9575 call / text
    104. 104. We will use all these accounts to try to be available to and reach as many of you as possible!
    105. 105. Depending on how many people are interested, we will start a texting notification system to remind people of events</li></ul>Stay in touch with us!<br />
    106. 106. Online Forums<br /><ul><li>In addition to using our various online accounts for communication, we will also be using them as discussion forums, posting things like:
    107. 107. Question of the day
    108. 108. Fun facts
    109. 109. Tips
    110. 110. Links
    111. 111. Contribute!! You can get credit for it 
    112. 112. Don’t hesitate to post your own stuff!
    113. 113. Will have a prize for most active online member in the end</li></li></ul><li>Suggestion Box<br /><ul><li>You can always contact one of us anytime about anything
    114. 114. We will keep your suggestions /questions private if you so desire
    115. 115. However, if you still feel
    116. 116. awkward..
    117. 117. Anonymously drop off
    118. 118. comments in our suggestion box!
    119. 119. We will bring it to meetings
    120. 120. Or it will be in the BioE Office
    121. 121. Feel fry to add a comment, concern, or suggestion, whenever!</li></li></ul><li>Carpooling<br /><ul><li>Do you live in the suburbs?
    122. 122. Do you commute via car?
    123. 123. Carpool with other BOA members to save gas!
    124. 124. Who knows? You could even make lasting friends 
    125. 125. Sign up to either drive or ride on our Carpooling Flyer
    126. 126. If you signed up to ride, contact willing driver who lives by you
    127. 127. And you are good to go!
    128. 128. Be eco friendly and make the commute more fun!</li></li></ul><li>Undergraduate Big Brother Big Sister Program<br /><ul><li>One on one mentor/mentee program for undergraduates
    129. 129. Freshmen/Sophomores – Sign up to be Mentees
    130. 130. Juniors/Seniors – Sign up to be Mentors
    131. 131. We will contact you asking you to fill out a info form
    132. 132. i.e: gender, concentration, interests, location, etc..
    133. 133. We will match pairs based on the answers
    134. 134. We will encourage/facilitate frequent contact between pairs
    135. 135. There will be a monthly meeting for pairs to mingle
    136. 136. Sign up to receive more info and be informed of when meetings are !</li></li></ul><li>BioE Art Program<br /><ul><li>Open Art program!
    137. 137. Submit any type of art to</li></ul>boa.uic@gmail.comall semester long<br />i.e: sketches, paintings, 3D things, poetry, videos, digital shorts, etc<br /><ul><li>Displayed on: hallways, website, display screens, etc.
    138. 138. Deadline is the Friday before the last week of classes
    139. 139. Top 3 pieces of art will receive Amazon gift cards!  </li></li></ul><li>BioE Art Program Contest<br /><ul><li>First mini contest:</li></ul>Design a logo for the BVP program<br /><ul><li>Second mini contest:</li></ul>Design a logo for the OSLP Program<br /><ul><li>Deadline: Theweek before finals!</li></li></ul><li>Graduate Representative<br />Arman Butt<br />
    140. 140. Big/Little “Sibling” Program<br />To assist undergraduates in the planning of future academic and career decisions<br />Lab tours<br />Need graduate volunteers<br />Need undergraduates who need help<br /><br />Graduates should tell me their expertise<br />Undergraduates should tell me their needs<br />