The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) was founded in 1968 and is the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. As biomedical engineers we use traditional engineering expertise to analyze and solve problems involving the intersection of biology and medicine. We use this knowledge to enhance the field of medicine and work alongside other medical professionals to enhance overall healthcare. The BMES has over 4,400 student members across 146 student chapters.
The Vision of the National Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is to “serve as the world's leading society of professionals devoted to developing and using engineering and technology to advance human health and well-being.”1 Locally at Utah State University, we strive to develop interdisciplinary relationships that are mutually beneficial for students and the university. By bringing together motivated, bright, and talented students and faculty from across the USU campus, we can further the vision of the national society and help to advance human-health technology.
The Mission of the National BMES is to “build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.”1 The USU Student Chapter furthers this mission by providing students with opportunities to develop professional contacts, meet with members of industry, gain exposure to biomedical research throughout campus, promote biomedical engineering to middle school and high school students, and get involved in the community.
Become a member of the National Biomedical Engineering Society!
Why join BMES?
- Network with students, faculty, and working professionals that share in your passions for biomedical engineering.
- Build your resume with extracurricular outreach and leadership experiences.
- Engage with local biomedical industries, tour company facilities, and learn about the engineering workplace.
- Explore opportunities to participate in and present research.
- Gain access to member-only medical journals and online career development seminars.
How to Join BMES –
Glad you are interested in joining us! BMES is a national organization that has a lot to offer. To join the USU student chapter there are just three steps to follow:
- Go to the BMES national webpage and select the “join” tab in the upper right-hand corner, or click here .
- Select “Student” for membership type, fill out the application, and pay the student member fee.
- Notify the USU BMES student chapter that you have joined by emailing proof of payment and your membership number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations! You’ve joined a renowned society of students and professionals that share in your passions and can help you on your way. You will receive contact from a member of USU BMES leadership regarding updates about the chapter and opportunities for you to get involved.
Looking to learn more? Send us a message.
President Kade Derrick
I’m Kade Derrick and I am a Junior in the Biological Engineering Department. I love innovation and the discovery that comes with research and engineering, and I currently work with Dr. Anhong Zhou on the detection of cancer biomarkers. I have passion for the medical field and I’m looking forward to helping make this a great year with BMES!
Vice President Ben Florschutz
Hello fellow students! My name is Ben Florschutz. I am a Sophomore here at Utah State in the Biological Engineering program. My dream is to work with prosthetics. I am from Alaska, was born on a couch, and spent a small majority of my life on the ocean since I am a commercial fisherman. Some of my hobbies include cooking, traveling, and exercise! I am excited for this next year at BMES to work with and get to know all of you!
Secretary Casia Holzer
Hey guys! I’m Casia Holzer, I am a Junior studying Biological Engineering here at USU. I get really excited about research involving the brain or the heart, hopefully I can contribute to those fields down the road. I enjoy eating Indian food, playing the piano when no one’s listening, and fall!
Chief Financial Officer Kelsey Mitchell
Hello! My name is Kelsey Mitchell. I'm a junior studying Biological Engineering and a transfer student from BYU. I like trying new things and going on spontaneous adventures. I can't wait to contribute to BMES!
Industry Head Caleb Thomas
My name is Caleb Thomson. I am a junior in Biological Engineering. I am really interested in working in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry. I am planning on going on to obtain a masters degree in Biomedical Engineering. I currently work as a lab tech for Frontier Scientific, and as a tutor for the Engineering Tutoring center. I love sports and playing music
Social Media head Kaylee Anderson
Hello! My name is Kaylee Anderson. I am currently a freshman in the BE program. I am interested in the pharmaceutical branch of biomedical engineering and in my spare time I love to go country swing dancing. I'm excited to be a part of BMES!
Research Head Ellison Siddoway
My name is Ellison Siddoway. I'm a Freshman in the BE Program and I absolutely love genetic engineering! I am currently a volunteer in Dr. Miller's lab. I also love playing piano and doing anything that relates to Marvel! I'm so excited to serve the members of BMES! INDUSTRY
Research Head Ryan Cowley
Hey everyone! My name is Ryan Cowley. I am currently a junior in the Biological Engineering program. I love reading and learning about the newest and latest research in Biomedical Engineering. I am especially interested in biophotonics and medical imaging. Some of my hobbies include four-wheeling, swimming, and going on dates with my lovely wife. I'm so excited to contribute all I can to making BMES the best it can be!