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

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

See our calendar for all 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 to see all the fun events we have planned!

Meet the Officers


Dani Krahe

Dani is a senior Bioengineering student on the Cellular track, minoring in Chemistry and pursuing medical school after graduating. She is interested in emergency medicine and has worked as an EMT for two years. She does research in Dr. Tracey Cui’s lab with chronic neural electrodes and drug delivery. Dani enjoys all things DIY (drawing, embroidering, crocheting, candlemaking), skiing, volleyball, thrifting, and the Antwerp order from Wafflonia. 


Claire Tushak

Vice President

Development Chair

Claire is a junior Bioengineering student on the Medical Product Engineering track, minoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is interested in biomechanics and has done research in this area. She is completing a co-op in the Respiratory Protection group at MSA, The Safety Company. Claire loves spending her free time at the farmers market, walking in Schenley, trying new local coffee shops and restaurants, and has recently taken up crafting projects. 


Noah Ziemba
Business Manager

Noah is a junior Bioengineering student on the medical product engineering track. He has interned with Connect Wolf and done research in the Vascular Medicine Institute at UPMC. Noah loves to hike, read, and play soccer. As a part of BMES, Noah strives to one day make the club intramural soccer champions.  

Emily Hearty

Communications Chair

Emily is a junior Bioengineering student with a concentration in Medial Product Engineering. She is currently on co-op with ZOLL LifeVest here in Pittsburgh. After graduation, Emily hopes to pursue a career in UI design and medical product regulation. Emily loves to cook, try new restaurants, and play board games and video games in her free time (especially during quarantine)!


Michael Casey

Mentorship Chair

Michael is a junior on the cellular engineering track letting his post-graduation plans come whenever they are ready. He has researched in the McGowan Institute focusing on liver regeneration and the Medical School’s Department of Pathology where he now works with CRISPR-based genetic engineering. Interests include getting big, drone videography, and anime (lots of anime). As mentorship chair, he hopes to help students forge connections in the department that he cherished greatly his underclassmen years!


Keegan Blain

Social Chair

Hey everyone! My name's Keegan and I'm the Social Outreach chair for BMES this year. I'm a sophomore and right now I plan on following the cellular engineering track & going to grad school. Some of my hobbies include crocheting, listening to true crime podcasts, oversharing about Alaska, and reading tarot! I'm super excited to get to know everyone and host some AWESOME social events!


Jami Stuckey

Outreach Chair


Jami is a junior Bioengineering student on the Biomechanics track, minoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently completing a co-op at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories. Outside of classes and work, Jami loves playing racquetball, reading, and being outdoors.


Abbey Geary

Freshman Representative

Hi! My name is Abbey Geary, I am a freshman and while I am not entirely sure what my track will be quite yet, I am leaning towards the cellular engineering track, and hope to eventually get involved with research and possibly an internship. I am currently the freshman representative for BMES, and I hope to get more of my freshman classmates interested in all BMES has to offer!  I love everything outdoors, am a big skier, and also enjoy cooking, baking and drawing. Can’t wait to get more people involved this year!  



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