Bioengineering Day 2023 | BMES

Event Information

Event Location
UC San Diego Price Center

Event Date

Event Description

The theme for Bioengineering Day 2023 is “Oh, the places you'll go with Bioengineering!". The event aims to showcase the evolution of bioengineering from a niche specialization to a far-reaching field of study with diverse applications in healthcare, research, technology, and beyond. We seek to show how a the principles of bioengineering can be applied to the advancement of so many different subjects, and we hope to inspire students of all background to get involved in bioengineering. Through highlighting the current research and breakthroughs in the field, attendees will gain exposure to new perspectives to help them grow as students, professionals, and engineers.

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The event dress code is business formal.




8:45 AM - 10:15 AM [PC EAST] - Check-in and breakfast

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM [PC EAST] - Senior Design Poster Session #1 and Student Organization Project Demonstration

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM [PC WEST] - Keynote Speech by Dr. Daniel Fletcher, Chair of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley (Learn more about Fletcher Lab Research)

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM [PC WEST] - Networking Lunch

12:50 PM - 2:10 PM [ MUIR COLLEGE ROOM] - Industry and Graduate Student Demonstrations

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM [PC EAST] - Senior Design Poster Session #2 and MEng Project Demonstrations

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM [PC WEST] - Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM [PC WEST] - Quizbowl

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM [PC WEST] - Awards and Closing Ceremony


Keynote Speech


The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Daniel Fletcher of UC Berkeley. Dr. Fletcher received his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace from Princeton before receiving his PhDs in Engineering Science and Mechanical Engineering at Oxford and Stanford, respectively. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in Biochemistry at Stanford, and is currently a professor and Chair of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. Dr. Fletcher's research is very broad and spans across multiple aspects of bioengineering, including cells and tissue’s responses to physical force, the reconstitution of cell-sized structures, and imaging and microscopy. He expanded on his microscopy research through his startup, CellScope, that turns a mobile phone camera into a high-quality microscope for medical diagnosing and environmental purposes.

Learn more about Fletcher Lab Research

Location: PC West

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 


Senior Design Poster Sessions


Senior design projects are the capstone of a four-quarter course sequence that gives fourth and fifth-year students hands-on experience with engineering design for medical and biological applications. It is a critical component of the design and research sequence for upper-level bioengineering students. Poster Sessions are the central focus of Bioengineering Day, where these fourth and fifth-year students will present posters about their projects and give attendees to learn more about the diverse applications of bioengineering in the field and ask relevant questions.

Location: PC East

Session 1

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM 

Session 2

Time: 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM


MEng Project Demonstrations


Master of Engineering students specializing in Medical Devices will be showcasing their capstone projects at Bioengineering Day. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about the applications of bioengineering on medical devices, and see the variety of projects the graduate students have come up with!

Location: PC East

Time: 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM


Student Org Project Demonstration


There are many organizations outside of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) that do bioengineering-related projects. Along with our poster sessions, Project Teams from these student organizations will be showcasing the work that they've done over the past year. Many of these teams have members from a variety of majors, once again highlighting how bioengineering can be a career path for everyone.

Location: PC East

Time: 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM 


Networking Lunch


Chat with representatives from a variety of companies in the bioengineering industry as well as bioengineering graduate students to discuss their work and their path to getting there. Hone your networking skills and make valuable connections while gaining insight and perspective into a bioengineering career path!

Location: PC West

Time: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


Industry and Graduate Student Demonstrations


The main purpose of the Industry and Graduate Student Demonstrations is to expose students, especially those in Bioengineering tracks, to industry careers and the graduate school paths that they can pursue after graduation.

Location: Muir College Room

Time: 12:50 PM - 2:10 PM




A Bioengineering Day tradition, Quizbowl is a fun, team-based competitive trivia game reminiscent of Jeopardy (the television game show) where players go head-to-head and test their knowledge on a wide range of STEM-based subjects, from astronomy and psychology to chemistry and physics as well as non-STEM-based categories. Playoffs will occur starting in early April to determine the undergraduate champion, who will face off a team of graduate students at the event! Come and cheer on your favorite team and see who will emerge victorious.

Location: PC West

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM