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Vision & Mission

The vision of the 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.



The mission of the 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.






A Glimpse of Pitt BMES

Trip to point state park

Planting Trees for Pitt Make a Difference Day

Volunteering for Scitech at the Carnegie Science Center

Dinner with Professors feat. Dr. Stuckenholz

The 2017 board at the BMES Annual Meeting in Phoenix

Volunteering with Dr. Kolarcik at the Walk to Defeat ALS

Some of the players on our BMES IM soccer team that made it to the second round of playoffs last fall

Our expert panel at the Pitt Med School Tour

Smashing things at Break Room for our stress-relieving social event

Our Spooky GBM on Halloween included a scavenger hunt around Benedum

Eric grilling up some burgers for the end-of-year BioE cookout

Minute to Win It games for our first Mentorship event

Design in a Box with Dr. Davidson, Dr. Mahboobin, and Dr. Loughlin

Upcoming Events

Welcome to Pitt Biomedical Engineering Society! 
Take a look around our website and keep up to date with our events by following our social media outlets at the top of the page. We hope our students are studying hard this spring semester. Check out our calendar or join our mailing list to see all the fun events we have planned!

Meet the Officers

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Jami Stuckey

Jami is a senior Bioengineering student on the Cellular Engineering track. In addition to classes, Jami works as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After graduation, Jami plans on attending Physician Assistant school. In her free time, Jami loves to try new foods, play video games, read, and cuddle with her cat.

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Amna Imran
Secretary Chair

Amna is a sophomore bioengineering student on the medical product engineering track hoping to earn a certificate in innovation, product design, and entrepreneurship. After graduation, she hopes to work within a biotech start up and ultimately start her own biotech business. Outside of BioE, Amna likes to day trade, watch movies, explore the city, and be physically active whether its hiking, weight training, or pilates.


Noah Makowicz
Mentorship Chair

Noah is a junior bioengineering student with a concentration in biomechanics. Noah is a research assistant at the Biodynamics Laboratory in Southside and has interned for Tosoh Bioscience LLC – Separations and Purification. Outside of the classroom, his interests include playing soccer, exploring new places to eat, and backpacking. As the mentorship chair, Noah’s goal is to help his fellow bioengineers feel as comfortable as possible with their field of study, future direction, and BMES family.


Abbey Geary
Outreach Chair

I am a junior on the medical product engineering track looking to earn a certificate in innovation, product design, and entrepreneurship. Outside of class, I am involved in research, greek life and I work at Pitt Campus Rec, and in my free time I love to learn new recipes and ski during the winter months. I am excited to fall into a new role and plan fun, meaningful and engaging outreach events this year! I usually can be found studying with friends in Benedum or the ground floor of Hillman so come say hi!


Varshini Ramanathan
Development Chair

Varshini is a senior on the medical product engineering track and is looking to get a minor in mechanical engineering. She is a research assistant, an intern, a teaching assistant, and an Engineering Ambassador. After graduation, she hopes to go into the industry to work with medical devices. In her free time, she loves to go to new coffee shops with friends, cook new recipes and take naps. As the professional development chair, she hopes to plan and host events to further career opportunities for Pitt BioEs.


Laila Alamri
Business Manager

Laila is a Senior Bioengineering student with a concertation in Medical Product Engineering. After graduation, she wants to get a master’s degree in bioengineering or computer science. Laila likes listening to music, cooking, and finding good Thai restaurants.


Laurel Koehler
Public Relations Chair



Maggie Walker
Social Chair

Maggie is a junior on the medical product design track. She is currently doing research at the McGowan Institute in the medical devices lab. She is also a First Year Engineering Peer Mentor and has experience as a Makerspace Mentor. As social chair, she hopes to create a tight-knit and welcoming community.



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