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Graduate Programs

BME Graduate Student Council

 

Our organization fosters a threefold mission to promote scholastic excellence, community engagement, and mentorship extending across the biomedical engineering department and into the greater Rochester area.

1. Scholastic Excellence

  • Organize senior graduate student discussion panels on academics, coursework, and preliminary exams for incoming graduate students
  • Serve as liaisons to the graduate faculty
  • Implement Summer Seminar Series for research presentations by the first and second year graduate students

2. Community Engagement

  • Partner and volunteer with charitable organizations around the Rochester area such as the Ronald McDonald House, Golisano Children’s Hospital toy drive, and FoodLink food pantry
  • Foster social aptitude and togetherness through planning monthly activities, such as SkyZone, Thanksgiving dinners, picnics, and ski trips

3. Mentorship

  • Assimilate incoming graduate students to positively impact the Rochester community
  • Mentor undergraduate biomedical engineering students in professionalism, research competency, and career trajectories
  • Prepare underrepresented high school students for college courses and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through partnership with the Kearn’s Center Upward Bound program

BME GSC Officers

BME GSC Officers

Melinda Vander Horst (Co-President)
Jacob Kallenbach (Co-President)
Marian Ackun-Farmer
Khang Huyn
Logan Knoerzer
Kilean Lucas
Xuan Pan
Kevin Schilling
Sarah Wayson

Contact Us

gsc.bme@gmail.com


Graduate Student Council Events


BME Teams – Kickball, Softball and Soccer

August

New Student Social 

September

Rochester Rhinos Soccer Game 
Apple Picking

October

Rochester-wide Scavenger Hunt
Corn Maze, Amazing Maize Maze 

November

No Shave November Charitable Outreach
Thanksgiving Social Dinner

December

Faculty and Student Movie Night
Holiday Toy Drive for Golisano’s Children’s Hospital

January

GSC-organized Ski Trip

February

Skyzone Trampoline Park
Faculty verse Student Trivia

March

Prospective Student Recruitment Weekends
Food Link Can Drive

April

Food Link Food Pantry
Faculty verse Student Bowling
First Year Exam Question and Answer

May

Lilac Festival 5K/ Walk
Letchworth Park Hiking Trip

June

Summer Kick-off Picnic
Mini-Golf
Summer Seminar Series

July

Lasertron Laser-Tag