Learn about and connect with our Student Organizations!
- Biomedical Engineering Graduate Society (BEGS)
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Society (BEGS) spreads awareness of and inspires involvement in Bioengineering through Graduate Student outreach activities. Assist members in developing collaborative skill sets by working with both industry and academia. Helps foster greater sense of community in the Department of Bioengineering. Activities include: Bioengineering Bear Hug, Breakfast with Industry, Bioengineering Graduate Town Hall, San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, USA Festival of Science & Engineering, and Bioengineering Day.
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- Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is dedicated to enriching the undergraduate experience for those in the Department of Bioengineering and for those interested in Biomedical Engineering by fostering personal growth and professional development. We encourage undergraduates to get involved with their education and start making a difference today!
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- International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), is the world's largest not-for-profit association dedicated to educating and advancing pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals and their industry. Founded in 1980, today ISPE serves 25,000 members in 90 countries.
ISPE is an independent organization led by the world's top pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals. We provide an inviting and neutral environment for experts, technologists, regulators, consultants and students to exchange ideas and practical experience. As a vibrant community, ISPE's members work together to improve the industry, while helping each other make more educated decisions, more quickly than ever before.
ISPE has been recognized by the White House and regulatory bodies for contributions to the industry.
What is the UCSD Chapter?
Our student chapter, active since 2009, is a subset of a global not-for-profit association that strives to advance pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals in their industry. The primary goal of UCSD ISPE is to educate and connect its student members with the biotechnology & biomedical industry by providing them with professional development opportunities. We do this through events such as:
- Interview & resume building workshops
- Info sessions
- Internship opportunities
- Industry tours
- Mentorship Program
- Leadership Development Program
Previous events have included industry tours at Genentech and Life Technologies, internships at Abbott Vascular, attendance at the ALA Conference, and discussion panel with Biosite's top scientists.
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- Engineering World Health (EWH)
Engineering World Health (EWH) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that engages the skills and passions of students and professionals from around the globe to improve healthcare delivery in low-income countries. Our volunteer engineers use their unique abilities to install and repair life-saving equipment in resource-poor hospitals, and to train local technicians in order to build sustainable capacity. With programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, EWH is building a global network of innovative and thoughtful biomedical professionals determined to build a healthier future for all the world's people.
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- Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club (UBIC)
The Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club at UC San Diego (UBIC) is a non-profit undergraduate student-run club. Our mission is to serve bioinformatics students by providing resources for students entering the growing discipline; furthering access to job, internship, and research opportunities; facilitating an open forum for discussion, collaboration, and socialization; holding events, programs, and meetings; and acting as a collective voice for bioinformatics students at UC San Diego.
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- Bioengineering Quarterly Newsletter (BEN)
The BioEngineering Newsletter (BEN) is a student run publication that covers the people, the research and the events that occur within the U.C. San Diego Bioengineering Department. They examine the way in which education inspires students to discover their passion and interest.
Connect with BEN:
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- Big BENG
The Big BENG is a new bioengineering student organization with the mission of empowering bioengineering undergraduate students with academic resources for them to succeed in their bioengineering courses!
Contact Big BENG:
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- Gender and Minorities in Bioengineering (GMBE)
Gender Minorities in Bioengineering (GMBE) is a non-profit, student-run organization committed to advancing the academic and professional careers of gender minoroties at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc-levels affiliated with the Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego. We provide opportunities in outreach, mentorship, and professional development to best serve the interests of our members and the broader scientific community.
Connect with GMBE:
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