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

Trip to point state park

Planting Trees for Pitt Make a Difference Day

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

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 or join our mailing list to see all the fun events we have planned!

Meet the Officers


Noah Ziemba

Noah is a senior Bioengineering student on the medical product engineering track. He is interested in design engineering and has interned with Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Connect Wolf. In addition, Noah has done research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. In his free time, Noah loves to hike, read, and play soccer. As a part of BMES, Noah strives to one day make the club intramural soccer champions.

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Ankith Rao
Vice President
Development Chair

Ankith is a super-senior Bioengineering student on the Cellular Engineering track, minoring in Chemistry. He researches at the Hemodynamics Lab and hopes to enter medical school after graduating. Ankith loves biking on the GAP, eating new foods, and is trying to visit every espresso shop in Pittsburgh.

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Emily Hearty
Business Manager

Emily is a senior Bioengineering student with a concentration in Medical Product Engineering. After graduation, Emily hopes to pursue a career in UI design and medical product regulation. Emily loves to cook, go to good bars, and play board games and video games in her free time!


Laila Alamri
Communications Chair

Laila is a Junior Bioengineering student with a concertation in Medical Product Engineering. She is currently doing research at the Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, she wants to get a master’s degree in bioengineering or computer science. Laila likes listening to music, cooking, and finding good Thai restaurants.


Michael Casey

Mentorship Chair

Michael is a senior 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!


Abbey Geary
Public Relations Chair

I am a sophomore likely leaning towards the medical product engineering track and am looking to get involved in research and an internship sometime in the near future. I love everything outdoors, skiing, cooking, and exploring the Pittsburgh area. As PR chair I hope to reach as many Pitt bioengineers as possible and to get everyone excited about everything BMES has to offer!


Jami Stuckey

Outreach Chair


Jami is a junior Bioengineering student on the Cellular Engineering track, minoring in Chemistry. In addition to classes, Jami works as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In her free time, Jami enjoys playing racquetball, reading, and being outdoors.

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Amna Imran
Freshman Representative

Amna is a bioengineering freshman hoping to pursue the cellular engineering track and ultimately get involved in genetic engineering research. In her free time, she likes to read about philosophy, work out, explore new cuisines, and watch horror movies. As the freshman representative, she hopes to explore the ethical implications of biomedical innovations and also serve as the bridge between BMES and the class of 2025. 


Tarryn O'Rourke
Social Chair

I am a Junior currently on Co-op with Bayer Healthcare. Besides BMES, I am a Pitt Pathfinder, Engineering Ambassador, Pitt Irish Dance, and am a part of Greek life! I am on the Medical Product Engineering track and want to design devices for people with lung or cardiac illnesses. My favorite study spots on Pitt’s campus are Benedum Hall and Posvar!



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