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Title: General Body Meeting Spring 2009 3302009

General Body MeetingSpring 20093-30-2009
  • Officers
  • Jenny Rzepka
  • Amit Paul
  • Sagar Nadimpalli
  • Greg Czaplewski
  • Grant Hartung
  • Emily Mugler

  • Welcome students back from Spring Break.
  • Guest Speaker Dr. Linninger on Graduate studies
    (in particular the BS/MS program)
  • Old News Updates
  • New News Updates
  • EWH information
  • Overview of Officer selection process
  • Meeting is Adjourned!

Dr. Andreas Linninger
  • Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
  • Department of Bioengineering
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

Welcome to any New Members
  • Membership Forms available from the officers or
    at our Website
  • http//
  • BMES websiteDocumentsMembership application

Membership Benefits
  • Covers T-shirt
  • Access to Collegiate link
  • Collegiate link is a new system made by UIC for
    campus organizations. It is sort of like
    official documentation of campus involvement, in
    addition to our own. More will be updated as UIC
    updates the system.
  • Covers activities (EWH/High School Committee/etc)
    and food

Old News
  • Previous Meeting Was held on March 16th and was
    a Soldering Workshop. This workshop benefited
    those students that are involved with EWH. Our
    Informational Officer, Grant, presented and
    explained Soldering Techniques. Also, students
    that just wanted to learn how to solder came in
    to learn as well.
  • Kate Kaplan and Kathy Corcos are still asking for
    the students that have not registered with the
    UIC Career Center to do so. So please make an
    appointment by e-mailing to Kate at or Kathy at
    Please bring your up-to-date resumes to the

New News
  • Expo- Will take place on Tuesday April 21st in
    the Illinois Room. Setup is at 7AM and ends at
  • Volunteers are needed. If you want to volunteer
    please direct all emails to Dean Khan,
  • Also, Engineering Council is going to hold a
    Goose Island Tour on April 9th so anyone
    interested in going should also contact Dean.

  • The Engineering World Health Program is ready to
  • All materials are in (EWH Defibrillator tester
    kits, soldering equipment, tools, etc)
  • EWH members look out for an email TODAY about
    upcoming meeting this week/next week.

EWH Rough Timeline
  • Week of March 30th
  • Email will be sent requesting all EWH members
  • Once a meeting day/time is set where all members
    are free, we will meet and go over in detail how
    to construct the defibrillator testers. We will
    make sure all members know how to do everything
    necessary for the construction of the kits
    (soldering, wiring, etc)
  • We may meet this week if everyone is free. If
    not, meeting will be next week.
  • Meeting is mandatory.
  • Week of April 6th
  • Will meet as described above.
  • If all members are free later in the week, we
    will start construction of defibrillator testers
  • Week of April 13th
  • Will meet (maybe twice that week) to complete
    construction of all EWH defibrillator testers
  • As soon as all kits are constructed, we will ship
    them out and give you information on all of the
    locations we helped out!

Officer Selections
  • BMES Positions
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Informational Officer
  • Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Graduate Student Representative
  • Time requirement per week 3-5 hours
  • 1 hour per officers meeting
  • 2-4 hours of miscellaneous work (working on
    sponsorship letters, activities, fundraising, GBM
    planning, guest speakers, etc.)

Officer Selections (Cont.)
  • Eligibility
  • Must be a BioE student at UIC
  • Must be a confirmed member of the UIC BMES
  • Must be a good standing member of the
  • Preference will go to more involved BMES members
  • President/Vice President position special
    requirements MUST have prior BMES board

Officer Selections (Cont.)
  • This was our first year (after many inactive
    years) as a fully functional BMES chapter. We
    set important guidelines for the positions so
    that there are no future conflicts and so that
    the organization remains fully sustainable
    throughout the years. We will be emailing
    members by the end of this week with detailed
    descriptions of what each position entails as
    well as the commitments required.

Next General Body Meeting
  • Officer positions will be described in more
    detail (along with e-mail that will be sent this
  • Those who want a position on the board will have
    the chance to nominate themselves.
  • At the last GBM of the year, based on the
    criteria required, nominations will be based on
    speeches (if multiple people are nominated for
    the same position) and votes from BMES members.
    The new elected officers will be announced at the
    end of the meeting.