Student Organizations

a group of students involved in the clinical immersion program at UIC

The biomedical engineering department at UIC houses five student organizations that are especially advantageous for students in biomedical engineering and bioinformatics.

Visit our college-wide student organizations page for more information about other College of Engineering student organizations that might be of interest, including interdisciplinary groups such as:

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Veterans in Engineering

Graduate students in biomedical engineering and bioinformatics also are eligible to join the UIC-wide Graduate Student Council.

Read our student organization guidelines

Alpha Eta Mu Beta

Alpha Eta Mu Beta is the national honor society for students of biomedical engineering. The society recognizes academic excellence and provides opportunities for networking, service, training, and leadership.

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Bioengineering Student Journal

The UIC Bioengineering Student Journal, which comes out twice per year, offers an academic publication opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students alike. Writing for this journal undergoes a rigorous peer-review process that culminates in approval from the editorial board.

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Biomedical Engineering Society

The Biomedical Engineering Society sponsors applied research projects and organizes an annual research symposium. Research teams meet once or twice per week to pursue work that benefits people, such as 3D-printed prosthetics or filtering masks for people who live in cities with poor air quality.

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Engineering World Health

Engineering World Health members travel around the globe to perform service projects that improve health and well-being. With a focus on the developing world, UIC’s chapter of EWH has sent project teams to Rwanda and Vietnam.

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​IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)

​IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. EMBS provides its members with access to the people, practices, information, ideas, and opinions that are shaping one of the fastest growing fields in science.

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Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a national organization dedicated to serving and supporting students in engineering. Through various resources and opportunities, SWE empowers collegiate and professional members to be successful in their respective fields.

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