Biomaterials Days were conceived as an opportunity for student chapters of the Society For Biomaterials to highlight cutting edge research and the work done by students. Various academic members of the Society had conducted Biomaterials Days in the past but in 2008 the program was given official status by the SFB Council and grant money was made available to support and encourage it.
A Biomaterials Day is a regional event attracting area students and SFB members in academics, industry and government as well as non-SFB members interested in the biomaterials field. Each event features a keynote speaker with the host university determining the scope and content of the day itself. Previous events have included exhibits, student presenters, student poster sessions, panel discussions, guest lecturers and networking.
2018 Biomaterials Days Events
February 23, 2018: University of Florida
March 2, 2018: University of Memphis
March 3, 2018: Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day: Johns Hopkins University
June 1, 2018: Texas Collaborative: Rice University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Texas at San Antonio
September 21, 2018: University of South Dakota
October 19, 2018: North Carolina State University
November 9, 2018: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Univeristy of Michigan, and Case Western University
November 9, 2018: Southeast Biomaterials Day: Clemson University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Vanderbilt University