We encourage all of our students to participate in student groups during their time at UAB. Participating can help your professional development, expand your interests, and of course, make friends. Along with our undergraduate and graduate student groups, you might be interested in:

  • Society for Biomaterials: The Society For Biomaterials is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting advancements in all aspects of biomaterial science, education and professional standards to enhance human health and quality of life.
  • Engineers Without Borders: Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

The goal of the BMES student chapter is to introduce students to the profession of Biomedical Engineering. 

We provide an environment for social interaction and the exchange of ideas between students and faculty. Activities include bi-weekly meetings, social events, participation in annual and regional conferences, local lab tours, guest speakers, and volunteer opportunities around the greater Birmingham area.

Social events include outings to sporting and cultural events, charitable fundraising efforts, bowling nights, picnics and cook-offs, nature activities, and intramural sports. For professional development, the BMES student chapter provides an opportunity for BME students to network and meet with faculty and professionals from healthcare and related industries and healthcare providers to learn about various opportunities in the field.

BMES is the local chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society, the professional biomedical engineering and bioengineering society.


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Faculty Advisor

Dale S. Feldman, Ph.D.
Phone: (205) 934-8426
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2022-2023 Officers

  • Rachel Matthews, President
  • Yancey Williams II, Vice President
  • Anika Vennel, Treasurer
  • Peyton Clark, Secretary
BMEGS Officers 2016-2017

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student (BMEGS) Organization was created and is run by BME graduate students. BMEGS became an officially recognized UAB student organization in the fall of 2009. BMEGS facilitates communication between BME graduate students, faculty members, and administrators, allowing students to take an active role in steering the direction and growth of the BME Graduate Program at UAB.