Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference


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April 14, 2015

Rensselaer To Host 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) April 17-19. The conference will include plenary speakers, session keynotes, contributed papers and posters, and networking sessions and panel discussions, as well as an undergraduate senior design competition. NEBEC is an annual regional conference with an attendance of 400 to 500 people. Most of the attendees will be graduate students from schools across the Northeast, along with professors, researchers from industry, undergraduate researchers, and post-docs.

“RPI is home to one of the oldest biomedical engineering programs in the country and is proud to be hosting NEBEC for the second time in recent history,” said Juergen Hahn, head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Rensselaer’s historic and 21st century buildings have housed an ongoing bio-renaissance. Biomedical engineering is supported and enhanced by extensive collaborations with our other research centers: the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Computational Innovations, the Biomedical Imaging Center, the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine, and the Center for Stem Cell Research. Our dynamic educational approach is reflected by the popularity of the educational offerings and the size of the biomedical engineering department, which has nearly doubled in just the past few years.”

This year’s conference includes session tracks in the following areas: Biomedical Imaging, BioMEMS and On-Chip Devices, Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering, Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, Biomechanics, Systems Biology & Synthetic Biology, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Modeling and Control of Biomedical Systems.

In addition, Rensselaer has collaborated with the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) to offer a Career Connections Conference as part of the Friday program. Career Connections will provide career information and networking opportunities. Students and recent graduates will learn about careers from alumni working in industry, academia, government, law, and medicine. Attendees will learn about full-time opportunities and current students can hear about intern/co-op programs.

In addition to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the School of Engineering and Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer are event sponsors.

To learn more, visit the website of the Northeast Bioengineering Conference at


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