PUTTING CLASSROOM LEARNING
INTO HANDS-ON PRACTICE
Our professional student organizations play a crucial part in our students' success. These groups support students with professional and technical development as well as recruiting opportunities, bolster the college's K-12 community outreach, and win big in national competitions.
Awarded 2019 "Best Organization Overall" by UCR Student Life
With 120 members, BMES helps educate the bioengineering community and engineering community as a whole about the multidisciplinary nature of bioengineering and its various career opportunities. This past year, BMES hosted 24 academic development activities, 10 professional development activities, and seven community outreach events.
The oldest engineering honor society and second oldest honor society in the U.S.
Part of a 600,000+ member network, this invitation-only engineering society offers access to members-only scholarships and fellowships, awarded to our bioengineering alumni like Kimberly Bennett, who was also the previous president of this UCR student chapter.
Empowering women in engineering
Celebrating 25 years this fall, SWE is driven by members who are passionate about supporting Womxn to achieve full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders. The chapter hosts numerous outreach opportunities encouraging young students to pursue STEM fields, including Bourns Science and Engineering Day and Rose Hack, the region's first women-centric hackathon.
24-HOUR BIOHACK CONFERENCE GOES VIRTUAL
Cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the BioHack Conference, hosted by BMES, was back in full swing this year - introducing more than 200 beginner hackers to hackathons and biotechnology and inspiring young mind to invent and build innovate health and medical devices.
BOURNS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DAY EXPANDS STEM OUTREACH ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Hosted by the college's Society of Women Engineers (SWE), this event has become the largest STEM event in the Riverside County, engaging more than 1,200 students to participate in hands-on engineering activities. Electrical engineering alumna Sirina Nabhan, '17, a project data systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was a guest speaker in this year's first virtually held event that reached more schools than ever.
CAMPUS' FIRST ENDOWMENT FOR A STUDENT ORGANIZATION IN SUPPORT OF BLACK ENGINEERS
In partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers and the Council for the Advancement of Black Engineers, we launched the campus' first endowed fund in support of a student organization, which will provide scholarship and professional development opportunities for Black engineering students in perpetuity.