Industrious BME Students


Biomedical engineers contribute to advancing health care in many ways, including fundamental biomedical discoveries, technology development, and clinical translation. To enhance opportunities of their contribution to industry, the Yale Student Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) partnered with their counterparts at Columbia University and Cornell University to sponsor a Virtual Career Fair on March 27 for undergraduate students seeking summer internships or employment post-graduation.

Companies from the biomedical industry, encompassing research and development and health care delivery, were in attendance, including Cresilon, Detect, Hyperfine, IsoPlexis, Johnson & Johnson, KUBTEC, Medtronic, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Regeneron. Advertising efforts by the three universities prompted 192 students of all experience levels to register for the event, of which 60 were Yale-affiliated.

"This event was initiated largely by our BMES student leadership, including Ellie Gabriel (President), AnMei Little (Treasurer), and Eric Youshao (Industry Liaison) and we could not be prouder of what they accomplished, particularly by inviting peers at Columbia and Cornell to participate," said Jay Humphrey, the John C. Malone Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering. "We very much look forward to continued, mutually beneficial interactions with industry and our colleagues across the Ivies."

This event is just one of many new initiatives to identify exciting opportunities for Yale students to contribute to the biomedical industry. Xenios Papademetris, Professor of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering, chairs Yale's BME Department Committee on Industrial Affairs, which Humphrey similarly lauded for its work this year during the unprecedented period of remote interactions.