Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Student Chapter at UAB

homecoming parade.1The goal of the BMES student chapter is to introduce students to the profession of Biomedical Engineering.  We provide an environment for social interaction and exchange of ideas between students and faculty.  Activities include social events, intramural sports teams, participation in Engineering Open House, production of a student newsletter (the BMENews), and volunteer opportunities throughout greater Birmingham.

Social interactions 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 health care and related industries and health care providers to learn about various opportunities in the field.


Faculty Advisor
Dale S. Feldman, Ph.D.
Phone: (205) 934-8426


2013-2014 Officers
Sagar Kaushik - President
Pranayrai Kondapally - VP
Megan Bland - Secretary
Sara Liaghati-Mobarhan - Treasurer


Membership Criteria
Student membership is open to anyone pursuing a course of study in BME or a related science.  Annual dues are $25.00 with $20.00 going to the national organization.  Member benefits include free subscription to the quarterly BMES Bulletin, member rates on subscription to the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, discounts on registration fees at BMES meetings, subscription to the BMENews (the UAB BMES Newsletter), and invitations to social events.  Applications are available in the BME Office (Hoehn 361).


Meeting Information
Executive Committee Meetings are held monthly as are member-wide Chapter Meetings (held in conjunction with BME Seminars).  Notices for all meetings and events are posted on the BME Web Calendar, the BMES Web Page, and distributed via E-mail to all members.



Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student (BMEGS) Organization

bmegsbiohorizonstourjul10The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student (BMEGS) Organization is a student organization that was created, and is run by BME graduate students.  BMEGS became an officially recognized UAB student organization in the fall of 2009.

The purpose of BMEGS is to facilitate cohesive communication between graduate students involved in biomedical engineering research and biomedical engineering faculty members, allowing the students to take an active role in steering the direction and growth of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at UAB through increased interdepartmental collaborations and external outreach programs.  BMEGS is organized into committees for each of the organization’s focus areas: professional development and networking, intramural/recreational sports, social activities, and community service/fundraising.  BMEGS holds monthly organizational meetings; all graduate students involved in biomedical engineering research are welcome to join BMEGS.

Please contact a BMEGS officer for more details or any questions you may have.

President – Timothy Fee (
Vice President – Manoj Gottipati (
Secretary – Grant Alexander (
Treasurer – Doug Doud (