Student groups

We value and recognize the importance of uplifting diverse and underrepresented perspectives in the Biomedical Engineering department. Click the links below to learn more about some of the organizations on campus, both within and outside our department, that are active in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Within our Department

BME DEI Sharing Circle

The goal of the BME DEI Sharing Circle is to provide a safe space for individuals from all positions within the department to voice concerns they have with regards to diversity, equity and inclusion in the department. We provide a means for community members to voice ideas and have prompted discussion about how we can improve the culture and community in our department.

We have recently started highlighting specific groups of the community (undergraduate students, graduate students, research staff and post-docs, administrative staff and faculty) to have discussions about how the climate within that specific group could potentially be improved. This is a valuable method for gauging where we are at with regards to fostering an inclusive climate as well as brainstorming ideas for next steps that can be taken to improve that climate.

For the next few months, the meeting will happen at a time that was determined to work for a majority of community members in that month's target group. After this rotation is finished we will return to a more regular schedule.

Join the BME DEI Alliance email list to learn when the next Sharing Circle will be taking place!

Graduate Women In Biomedical Engineering (GWBME)

GWBME works to foster relationships between graduate women in our departmental labs, perform outreach in the community, and expose our members to professional opportunities.

Twitter: @umn_gwbme

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students (BMEGS)

BMEGS is dedicated to enhancing the academic, professional, and personal development of all students in the Biomedical Engineering department. Our mission is to connect students with tools to support their mental health, build a sense of community and camaraderie within the department, and ensure students from all backgrounds find a home within BME.

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

BMES serves as a voice for BME students and provides services that will enhance and improve the knowledge of our members. We help our members to build relationships with engineers and industry professionals as well as provide resources to prepare them to successfully enter their field of choice. We promote collaborations and welcome individuals of all backgrounds.


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