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.
2019 Biomaterials Days Events
January 11, 2019: University of California, Davis
February 23, 2019: MidAtlantic Biomaterials Day- University of Maryland College Park, Johns Hopkins University, and Penn State University
March 18, 2019: University of Florida
May 31, 2019: Texas Collaborative Biomaterials Day- Texas Collaborative: Rice University, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Health Sciences, and University of Texas at San Antonio
September 12, 2019: University of South Dakota
September 27, 2019: North Carolina State University
October 26, 2019: MidWest Biomaterials Day- Case Western Reserve University, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Pittsburgh
December 10, 2019: University of Washington