Grant Winners 2009 - 2010
The University of Memphis: January 28, 2011
The Society for Biomaterials student chapter at the University of Memphis hosted their Biomaterials Day on January 28, 2011, at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis. The goal was to provide a forum for biomaterials for local and regional undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and biomedical company professionals.
Case Western Reserve University, the University of Kentucky and Purdue University: November 7, 2010
The goal of this meeting was to highlight cutting edge research in the Midwest region and the work done by students at various institutions in the area including Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois in the field of biomaterials.
Johns Hopkins University / Penn State University / University of Maryland Baltimore County: October 29, 2010
The theme of the meeting will be 'Superdisciplinary Research - Going Beyond Interdisciplinary Approaches'. The goal of the program is to provide perspectives of the future of biomaterials research and potential models for collaborations. Topics will include:
- The Future of Biotechnology and Biomaterials
- Entrepreneurship - What it Takes to be Successful
- Serendipity - The Fuel for Innovation
Columbia University: March 27, 2010
The Biomaterials Day at Columbia University was a symposium focusing on the state-of-the-art biomaterials-related research that is being performed in the northeastern United States. This event provided an excellent forum for researchers, physicians, students, and industry representatives to examine this critical research area. The Biomaterials Day coincided with the Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) being held at Columbia University from March 26-28th which included an entire day featuring a biomaterials-specific session on March 27th. In collaboration with the NEBEC, the Biomaterials Day attracted a large number of presentations and posters focusing on biomaterials endeavors. In addition to lectures by leading researchers in the northeast region, events included student poster presentations and lectures submitted by senior undergraduates and graduate students, workshops, networking events and more.
Texas A&M University: February 22, 2010
Co-sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Biomaterials Day at Texas A&M aimed to enhance networking between academic and industrial sectors and increase student exposure to exciting biomaterials research. The one-day symposium included a keynote lecture and two invited talks by leading biomaterial scientists. Oral presentations from both academic and industrial researchers showcased ongoing research in the region and promoted collaboration and knowledge exchange between institutions and industry. A biomaterials education panel with speakers from regional institutions and industry discussed biomaterial curriculum and educational outcomes relevant to career success. Finally, abstracts were solicited for an afternoon poster session that provided a venue for student research presentations and networking. Judges selected poster award recipients in each student category (undergraduate, masters and PhD), who were recognized at a banquet.
Case Western Reserve University / University of Kentucky: September 25, 2009
The purpose of this Society For Biomaterials-sponsored event was to facilitate networking in the Greater Ohio River region and to enhance student professional development.Â The program included a keynote lecture by James Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., followed by oral and poster presentations.
Clemson University: July 23, 2009
The Biomaterials Day at Clemson University was held at the Madren Conference Center in Clemson, South Carolina, on July 23rd, 2009. This one day joint event, sponsored by the Society For Biomaterials, featured student research presentations, a keynote lecture, guest lectures, and a panel discussion on professional career development for students.