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Mar 8, 2017

What's the Buzz is back for Spring 2017! Today, host Jasmine Pillarisetti talks with Charles Lankau, a BME student who participated in last summer's CREATE-X course (aka Startup Summer). Listen to learn more about his team's product, what the experience was like, and how they achieved success (including how they won the demo competition!). 

If you are interested in pursuing your own startup, the application deadline for this summer's Startup Launch is March 17! Apply here: http://startupsummer.gatech.edu/apply/ 

And as always, if you are interested in making your own podcasts for the BME Learning Commons, contact Jasmine at jasminepill@gatech.edu! 

Nov 30, 2016

In this episode of What's the Buzz, host Jasmine Pillarisetti talks with Sammi Hudock, the first-place winner of the Fall 2016 BME Flash Fiction Contest. This semester's prompt was "What will life as a Georgia Tech student be like in the year 2050?". Listen to Sammi read her winning story titled "Gray", learn how she came up with the idea, and hear what she thinks higher education will be like in 2050. 

Read "Gray" here: http://pwp.gatech.edu/bmeac/gray/ 

Oct 6, 2016

Pioneer Senior Writer Brandon Holt talks with Dr. Manu Platt about graduate school in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, our unique partnership with Emory University's medical school, and the sun and the sky.

Sep 14, 2016

Jasmine Pillarisetti talks with 4th-year BME Cristina Quintero about her internship at Stryker this past summer and how to land your dream internship at the career fair! 

Aug 3, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour host, Candice Cheung, chats with Greta Shallenberger and Abhinaya Uthayakumar about how to deal with registration, including providing answers to such vexing questions as 1) what should you do before registration, 2) is there software that can help, and 3) what if yo don't get a class in Phase 1?

 

Apr 30, 2016

Walt Baxter talks about BME at Georgia Tech, value-based healthcare, and the future of biomedicine.  BME Culture Happy Hour star Candice Cheung and her fellow BME students Dhara Patel, Malvika Sanghvi, and Abhinaya Uthayakumar are the hosts.

 

Apr 22, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Matthew Devlin and Cassidy Wang about the BME department's machine shop.  They encourage you to embrace your creative side and turn your ideas into reality by visiting the machine shop and joining the maker movement.

Apr 22, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, with special co-host Karisma Gupta (Chair, BMED SAB), chat with Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, the chair of Georgia Tech's BME department.  Ravi talks about how he became a BME, gives advice to current Georgia Tech BMEs, and shares some of his aspirations for Duke, where he will soon be serving as Dean of Engineering.

Mar 30, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Kelly Pesson and Abhinaya Uthayakumar about how to get involved as a BME major at Georgia Tech. 

Mar 15, 2016

Join Malvika as she chats with some of the Inventure Prize 2016 finalists: TEQ Charging, True Pahni & RoboGoalie. The Inventure Prize Finale will be held on March 16, Wednesday at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

Mar 15, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, co-host a very special session in which two first year BME students, Alan Grothues and Vaishnavi Andra, ask questions probably all freshman want answers to, to third-year BME Bharat Sanders and second-year BME Christopher Schenck.  These questions include "How is BME different from other engineering majors?", "What are some common misconceptions about BME?" and "Do you have any words of advice for first-year students?"

Mar 14, 2016

Join Malvika as she talks to Team Wobble, a BME / ME team that is in the finals of this year's Inventure Prize Competition.  Malvika interviews team members Matthew Devlin and Garrett Wallace, both BME students, about their team's invention, which is a low cost perturbation platform to assist in evaluating the severity of head injuries sustained by athletes during games.  Teammates Ana Gomez (BME) and Hailey Brown (ME) did not participate in this interview.

Mar 13, 2016

Join Malvika as she talks to the Inventure prize preliminary teams about their project, inspiration for the project and their 'Inventure adventure'! This year's competition is the most popular one so far, with a record breaking 266 participants. Go Jackets! 

Mar 8, 2016

In this special episode of "What's the Buzz", co-hosts Candice Cheung and Dr. Joe Le Doux chat with Dr. Steve Potter.  Steve is a Georgia Tech biomedical engineer and neuroscientist who recently took a sabbatical to dive into the world of making.  He was so enthralled with what he experienced that he has decided to devote his full energies to the movement.  And he thinks you will feel the same way if you take the plunge and start making!

Mar 8, 2016

In this episode of "Capstone With Candice", Candice discusses the importance of interviewing people who will use the device you are designing.  Candice's team is designing a device to help people who have cystic fibrosis, so she shares how her team went about finding and interviewing people who have this disease.

Mar 2, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Greta Shallenberger and Christopher Schenck about how to manage your time as a biomedical engineering major at Georgia Tech.  Topics include helpful apps, what to schedule, and the idea of managing your energy rather than your time.

Feb 29, 2016

In this episode of the Capstone With Candice series, Candice discusses what happens during the first two weeks of senior design: forming groups, team contracts, the difference between industry sponsored projects and proposed projects, and the competitiveness of project bidding.

Feb 24, 2016

This episode is the start of a series surrounding Senior Design in BME. Candice talks about what has happened over the past two months and her struggles in finding a group, finding users to talk to, the difference between client wishes and patient priorities, and the busy class schedule.

Feb 24, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Akram Khaja and Christopher Schenck about how to study and learn as a biomedical engineering major at Georgia Tech.  Topics include the three aspects of scholarly grit (deliberate practice, growth mindset, and optimism), study and pre-test routines and test-taking strategies.  

Feb 17, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew discuss life as an undergraduate researcher in BME at Georgia Tech. Dr. Le Doux chats with Karisma Gupta and Will McAllister, who discuss how to get involved in research and why it is such a valuable experience.

Feb 11, 2016

The BME Culture Happy Hour crew discuss how to land an internship. Matt Devlin, Abhinaya Uthayakumar join Dr. Le Doux to talk about how one goes about securing an internship, how to network, and how to prepare for your interview.  And, as always, we share what is making us happy this week!

Jan 29, 2016

Inventure Prize is an interdisciplinary innovation competition at Georgia Tech. In this episode Chris Reaves, one of the organizers of the competition, chats with Malvika about Inventure, how it helps students grow as innovators, and his own entrepreneurial ventures!

Jan 27, 2016
The BME Culture Happy Hour crew discuss life as a pre-med in BME at Georgia Tech. Candice Cheung and Dr. Le Doux are joined by Bharat Sanders and Greta Shallenberger to talk about the ups and downs, ins and outs of being a pre-med BME. And, as always, we share what is making us happy this week!
Nov 17, 2015
Dr. Le Doux, the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Learning and Experience chats with Candice Cheung about how the Learning Commons all began, what it's like to attend a conference, and a little bit about engineering education research.
Sep 12, 2015
Colin Sharpe interviews BME majors at Georgia Tech during the 2nd annual "Welcome to BME Day" event.
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