On Wednesday, April 24th, 20 BMES members went to Edwards Lifesciences Irvine Headquarters and went on a tour of the facilities, had lunch on the campus, and interacted with Edwards employees as well as UCR alumni.
At the facilities, the students got to observe their R&D, product development, and quality control departments. In addition, they were able to have a hands on experience with the biomaterial Edwards used to build their heart valve products.
During and after lunch, the students were able to interact with current Edwards employees of varying backgrounds and positions, the majority of whom were UCR alumni, while enjoying a great view of the beautiful campus of Edwards in Irvine.
Thank you to Edwards Lifesciences for this unique and unforgettable opportunity!
"Going on the Edwards tour inspired me to keep on building my career and find out what truly inspires me and my passion."
- Spencer Szu, Junior Bioengineering Student