Thank you everyone for supporting BMES this past year! BMES won the Organization of the Year Award and the Best Website Award out of the BCOE organizations, and was nominated for Best End of the Year Report, Best Technical Development, and Best Professional Development. It is an honor to be considered for so many achievements and be chosen for several.
We could not have done this without the leadership of the past year's officers, the support of the members, and the guidance of staff, faculty, and sponsors. We hope that you will continue to support the new officers and the growth of the organization!
“Our goals for the organization this year was to be more dynamic and active with not only our members, but also within the Bourns College of Engineering. We were able to do that this year by hosting a variety of events and activites to engage the engineering community, such as BioHack, technical workshops, study jams and socials, company tours, fundraisers, and a diverse list of general meetings.
The hard work, time, and dedication that the officers of BMES put in this year to execute everything successfully can be seen with the “Organization of the Year” award given to us out of the 19 organizations within the Bourns College of Engineering. This is the first time that BMES has won such a prestigious award and I could not be more proud! I am humbled to have had the opportunity to lead such an amazing group of student leaders as well as to have been apart of such a huge organizational change within BMES to reach our goals and go beyond our expectations!
At the end of the day, praise and acclaim do not need to validate the work of my officers. Each and every one of the offiers had the internal drive to provide the most to our general members and so we were able give back to our community of bioengineers at UC Riverside.
With that, I hope as President I was able to set an example for future student leaders of BMES and I am confident they will be able to achieve this and more in the future years!”
- Jayapriya Vengadesan, 2018-2019 President
This past year, we've held two Study Jams with the Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, to promote academic development and community among the engineering student body.
Our first Study Jam was in Winter quarter, serving up donuts paired with hot coffee. The second Study Jam was this quarter, just this past Tuesday, where we provided bagels and cream cheese with orange juice. We had fantastic attendance to both events, with a lot of positive feedback for providing a large space with relaxing study music and tasty refreshments.
Thanks for attending the Study Jams and making them a success! We hope to keep holding these events in the future, so keep an eye out in the next year for the next Jam! Any feedback is appreciated.