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Department Events


Colloquia & Seminar Series


Bioengineering Colloquia

Spring 2021, Tuesdays from 4:30-5:15 p.m. CT
The Department of Bioengineering Colloquia speaker series brings experts from around the country to Rice to present the latest findings and research in the broadly defined bioengineering field.

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Open BME Seminar Series

Spring 2021, Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. CT
The Open BME Seminar series is a virtual seminar series newly created in 2021 to feature leaders and rising stars in the field of Biomedical Engineering (BME). It is hosted jointly by seven BME departments including Rice University, Washington University in St. Louis, Case Western University, University of Virginia, Northwestern University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Michigan.

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Medical Innovation Industry Seminar

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021, Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. CT
This seminar series is part of the Global Medical Innovation (GMI) MBE concentration and invites experts from around the country to discuss perspectives in medical technology invention and implementation.


Special Events


These special events are designed to nurture inter-organizational connections between academia, industry and government, as well as provide networking opportunities for postdoctoral researchers and students.

2021 Virtual Innovation Week | "Diversity and Inclusion in STEM"

This year, the Bioengineering Graduate Student Association (BIOE GSA) is hosting a virtual innovation week to highlight graduate student research and promote diversity and inclusion in STEM. Student research presentations will be accessible for the week of March 22-26 for viewing and crowd voting. The Virtual Innovation Week will conclude on Friday, March 26th with live keynotes and an announcement of the winning student presentations. Learn more about our Innovation Symposium >

Innovation Symposium | March 26, 2021 @ 12 PM

REGISTER HERE

Sign-up to compete in the BioInspired Talk Competition happening at the BIOE GSA's Virtual Innovation Week! Talks will be evaluated by guest judges during the Virtual Innovation Week, and prizes will be given to the best scoring talks as well as a people's choice award! For more information, see registration below.

BioInspired Talk Competition

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Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Reception

This social event is hosted annually by the Department of Bioengineering at the BMES Annual Meeting in October. Prospective and current Rice bioengineering students, faculty and alumni are invited to attend an evening featuring the presentation of the department's annual Alumni Awards over light bites and beverages. Department research and faculty award highlights are also presented.

About our Alumni Awards >

2020 Frontiers in Bioengineering Webinar Series

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded across the globe, unprecedented times caused the cancellation of in-person seminar series, conferences and workshops that our students would participate in and engage with to enhance their educational goals. Rice Bioengineering organized this webinar series to help our trainees stay up-to-date with frontiers of bioengineering research and to continue facilitating communication between our students and colleagues. Over 1,100 academics, professionals and students at all levels in the field and related fields attended this weekly series of live 90-minute webinar. These talks were not recorded.

Browse the full schedule of Spring 2020 topics >


Faculty-Organized Events


Several short course venues and research symposia are organized by bioengineering faculty members that are also affiliated with research centers and institutes at Rice, the Texas Medical Center, and across the U.S.

Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course

The annual Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course, hosted by Rice bioengineer Antonios Mikos and his Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, highlights advances in the science and technology of tissue engineering with leading scientists from Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, industry, and other institutions. The course, including a hands-on bioprinting workshop, will survey the latest knowledge and technologies in the world of patient-specific therapeutics, from cellular treatments to 3D printing and biofabrication of complex tissues.

Visit the Advances in Tissue Engineering Short Course website for more information and registration.

Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition

The Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition is hosted by Rice 360°Institute for Global Health, founded by Rice bioengineers Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden. In addition to keynote lectures, around 20 undergraduate student teams from national and international universities present the low-cost global health technologies they collaboratively developed. Judges from industry, academia, and medicine evaluate the designs on the quality of the problem definition, the effectiveness and potential impact of the design solution, and the likelihood that the solution can be successful.

Visit the Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition website for more information.

SPIE Translational Biophotonics

SPIE Translational Biophotonics explores the status and future of optical imaging for biomedical research and clinical applications. Organized by SPIE and Rice bioengineer Tomasz Tkaczyk, this meeting fosters discussion and encourages continuing development of new technologies and techniques with the goal of successful translation into practical biomedical use.

Q-bio Conference

The Q-bio conference presents the latest research in quantitative biology. Topics include predictive modeling of cellular regulation, decision making, formation of response, and other information processing phenomena. The emphasis covers deep theoretical understanding, detailed modeling, and quantitative experimentation directed at understanding the behavior of particular regulatory systems and/or elucidating general principles of cellular information processing. The conference is organized by Rice bioengineer Oleg Igoshin.