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 fall semester. Check out our calendar to see all the fun events we have planned!


   — Emily Hearty, Webmaster

Meet the Officers

Dani Krahe

Tyler is a senior Bioengineering student on the Medical Product Engineering track. He has done research with 3D printed prosthetics through UPMC and also with stroke rehabilitation devices while in Israel. He has studied abroad in Singapore and co-oped at Philips Respironics. Tyler enjoys traveling, watching football, and being outdoors.

Claire Tushak

Vice President

Development Chair

Hannah is a senior bioengineering student pursuing the cellular engineering track. She performed research in a regenerative medicine lab for 2 years and recently transitioned into a cancer lab. She also has co-oped as a Human Factors engineer at ZOLL LifeVest. Hannah is a hardcore foodie who loves cooking, gardening, and also music. During her adult life, she hopes to try her hand at baking fancy breads.

Noah Ziemba
Business Manager

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Emily Hearty

Communications Chair

Kate is a senior Bioengineering student pursuing a concentration in Cellular Engineering. She currently does research in the Systems Neuroscience Center under Dr. Kolarcik focusing on the neural circuitry of ALS. After graduation, Kate hopes to pursue a career in modernizing public health and health care policy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going on hikes, and bandwagon-ing onto the nearest available sports team. Go Pens!

Michael Casey

Mentorship Chair

Marlo is a senior on the cellular engineering track going into biotech industry after graduation. She has worked as an R&D intern at Orasure Technologies, as an Operational Excellence intern at Cook Myosite, and as a Chemical/Bioengineering intern at Illumina. She loves to travel, hike, and cook. As the mentorship chair, she loves talking to students, so feel free to reach out!

Keegan Blain

Social Chair

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Jami Stuckey

Outreach Chair


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Abbey Geary

Freshman Representative

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Whether you're having issues with this website, want to make a suggestion, or want to contact us directly about Undergraduate Pitt BMES and our goals for this academic year, shoot us an email


The board will be more than willing to assist you!


You can also use the blog page to gain further insight on bioengineering and to interact with BMES as a whole.






Minute to Win It games for our first Mentorship event