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GBMES Events

If you have ideas for events you would like to see this year, please contact the exec board!

Previous Events

GBMES's Monthly Happy Hour! (2010)
The first Thursday of each month, GBMES will have a monthly happy hour where we escape the lab, grab a drink, and spend time with friends. The first drink is on us!
Date: Friday, June 25th
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: PTC
The graduate students are getting together for the Summer BBQ at the PTC. It is a GBMES sponsored event, and we will have the regular grilling stuff (burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chicken), chips and drinks. Please feel free to bring Frisbees, soccer balls, footballs etc. as well. Hope to see you all there.

England vs. US
Date: Saturday, June 12th
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Buffalo Blues
World cup fever is here!!!!! Thought you all might be interested in watching the England vs. US game.

Mad Mex Friday happy hour
Date: Friday, June 11th
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Mad Mex--at the corner of Atwood and Bates street
To mix it up a bit, we're hosting the Thursday happy on on Friday; come by to spend some time out of the lab with friends. Features: 22 oz. margaritas, with the first one on us.

Oh Yeah Icecream, Waffle and Coffee Co. this Friday
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Oh Yeah's is located at 232 Highland Ave. (on the 500 bus route).
Come hang out with your fellow BME grad students and create your own perfect icecream (they have 100 mix-ins to choose from!).

GSA Ski Trip
Date: Saturday Feb 6th, 2010
For the GSA ski trip (Feb 6), GBMES will subsidize $10 of the ticket. So if you just need a lift ticket, skis, and transportation, that's $40 - $10 GBMES subsidy = $30 -- not a bad deal at all.

BME Grad Lounge Launch Party
Date: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2010
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: BME Grad Lounge, Hamburg Hall A224
There will be food and a movie. Also, the walls are still very bare, so bring ideas for how you would like to decorate our new space! We will hand out keys to the lounge during the launch party. Location: Hamburg Hall A224 (go through the side door of Hamburg across from Dr. Zapanta's lab.)

BME Welcome Party
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 4:00-8:00 pm
Location: 1425 Parkview Blvd, (Squirrel Hill) 15217
You are invited to the annual BME gathering to welcome new departmental members, particularly first year graduate students.

BME Grad Lounge Set-Up Party
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2009
Time: 12-3pm
Location: BME Grad Lounge, Hamburg Hall A224
Bring your hex wrench and help us assemble the Grad Student lab. Free food/drinks! Good company! Ikea fun!

Thanksgiving Potluck
Date: Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 2009
Time: 2 pm
Location: Mary Beth's place in Shadyside
The idea is to have a diversity of food and beverage, as well as a good time. If you might be interested in preparing/otherwise acquiring a dish or drink for the event, please reply to let us know.

Orientation brunch Ryan
Date: August 23, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Walnut Grill, Shadyside
A brunch to welcome the new students and current students to kick-off orientation week.

General Body Meeting
Where: Doherty Hall, room 1112
When: August, Tuesday 11th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Who: Any graduate student in BME.
What: Results and responses to the annual GBMES survey and an opportunity for discussion, updates, brainstorming, and questions.

4th Annual Summer BME grad-faculty-staff mixer BBQ!
Where: At The Fence on The Cut (in front of Doherty Hall)
When: Friday July 31st, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Who: YOU! And as always, your family and friends.
What: FREE food and drinks, lawn games, and catching up!
(Feel free to bring your favorite lawn game, be it frisbee, football, soccer, cricket, etc!)

SCS's TGIF happy hour
Date: May 1st, 2009
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Newell Simon Hall Atrium
COME TAKE A BREAK - mingle with your fellow BMEs, meet students from CS! Our friends in CS grad gave BME grad a one-time, experimental permission to crash one of their regular happy hours on campus!

The 4th Annual Carnegie Mellon University Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Symposium (BEBRS)
Date: Thursday April 23, 2009
Time: 9am ~ 6:30pm
Location: Grand Room in Tepper (Posner Hall 340)
Keynote lecturer: Professor Shu Chien of UCSD
More information: visit the menu link titled Research Symposium

21 Questions about BME Grad
February 27, 2009 5-7pm, Scotland Yard Game Room, University Center Basement. Come ask or answer all the questions you've ever had about BME grad be it the classes, curriculum, quals exams, proposal exam, the thesis, and more over ping pong, billiards, and free food.

Practice Qual Talks
Monday, 1/12, and Monday 1/19 at 4:00-6:30pm, CBI Meeting Rom

BME Entrepreneurial Seminar
Doherty Hall 4200 (ChemE conference room) 4-5pm. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Professor Marcel Bruchez spoke about his experience as a researcher, a professor, and entrepreneur.

Networking and Elevator Pitch HANDS-ON Workshop
December 4, 2008 4:30-5:30pm. Followed by trip to the BioBlast Networking Event at UPITT Mervis Hall Atrium, Roberto Clemente Drive (behind Wesley Posvar Hall).

Practice Qual Talks
CBI, Thurs, 9/4, Thurs 9/11, and 9/30 7:00 pm

New board members have been elected! See who is who in the updated Executive Board page.

Previous 2007-2008 Events

BMES/YURP Dodgeball Tournament and Food Drive
Saturday, October 11, 2008 Skibo Gym Hosts: YURP (Your Ultimate Recreational Place) and BMES. Details: There are five people on a team, a sixth member can rotate in between matches. The entry fee is one canned good per player, which will go to charity. All teams are guaranteed two games. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place finishes.

GBMES Orientation Week Kick-off BBQ
Monday August 11th 6:00 ~ 9:00 pm @ Row's house. Significant others, favorite grilling foods (full gas grill avail), and BYOB welcome, but not required. Vegetarian food will be provided in addition to the usual BBQ food and refreshments.

Wednesday August 13th
What: Movie night on Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park

Time: 9pm
How to get there/notes: Meet up with BME grads before the movies starts at 8:30pm at CBI (Hammerschlag Hall (HH) C119). Snacks and drinks will be provided. See for details. Flagstaff Hill is next to Carnegie Mellon campus on Frew St.

Thursday August 14th
What: Lunch at Tamarind on Craig St.

Time: Noon - 1pm
How to get there
Notes: Lunch on GBMES for first years! (That means free!)

Friday August 15th
What: Games at Scotland Yard Game Room in the University Center (UC)

Time: 5:30pm
How to get there
Notes: Pizza and refreshments provided.

August 11, 2008: BME Dept. Orientation @ DH 2100

August 12-14, 2008: Campus-wide International/Domestic Graduate Student Orientation Held in part by the GSA or Graduate Student Association. The Ice-Crea Social is always a hit!

August 17-24, 2008: Undergraduate Student Orientation. While these events are geared toward the undergraduate first years, there are activities fairs highlighting resources and extracurricular activities, specifically the Pittsburgh Connections Fair on Friday August 22 from 1-3pm on the cut, and other events which may be of interest to you.

GBMES is looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year's Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Symposium. As in years past, the symposium will feature talks and posters from students conducting biomedical or biotechnological research in numerous departments at Carnegie Mellon.

This year, we are excited to have Professor Yu-li Wang and Professor Harvey Lodish as keynote speakers. We will also be joined by members of Tepper's BioPharma Buisness Club. We are also grateful for the sponsorship of Johnson and Johnson, who are supporting the symposium in its efforts to highlight biotech research at Carnegie Mellon and bring together potential collaborators.

Sharp Edge
Friday, March 7, 2008, Happy Hour
The Sharp Edge is known for is broad beer selection, from Belgians (hmm, my beer tastes like fruit) to Germans (yay, Reinheitsgebot!). The food's quite decent too. GBMES members met at this favorite local bar in hopes of catching up and meeting the students in the department who just started this Spring.

(Beer commentary is strictly that of the webmaster. Some people really enjoy the Belgian "beers" and their almost beer-like flavor. And the Sharp Edge has many.)

Superbowl party
Superbowl Sunday, February 3, 2008, 5:30pm
Football, pizza, wings, Davneet's dip, Beautia's dessert, beer, and a 105" projection television screen at Sasha's in Oakland. Giants fans really got on Patriots fans nerves tonight. The webmaster was not happy.

Friday, January 18, 2008, 10pm
Welcome back to CMU for another semester. There are few better ways to kick off Spring 2008 than watching our own Brendan Kerr and his band, Workshop, perform at Brillobox in Bloomfield.

Members Only Casino Night
Saturday, December 1, 2007, all night
Craps, roulette, poker, and blackjack until the wee hours of the morning. Food and drinks provided.
Hosted by Davneet and Beautia in Oakland.

Thanksgiving Brunch
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Fifteen+ BME grads dominated the middle of the Walnut Grill's dining room for two and a half hours.

GBMES Elections
Monday, September 24, 2007
Elections were held for the 2007-2008 executive board positions.

Qualifier Practice
September 2007
Student panels provided an audience and feedback for second year students preparing for their PhD qualifier examinations.

BME Departmental Reception
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Members of biomedical engineering enjoyed the hospitality of Professor Todd Przybycien in the yearly departmental reception.

Pirates Game
Thursday, August 30th, 2007 at 7:05pm. Since GBMES is getting a discount on tickets, tickets will only be $14 per person. Please feel free to invite friends. All are welcome. If you are interested, please RSVP to Elvira. We will be meeting outside the home plate gate at 6:30 pm.

Happy Hour
Monday, August 13, 2007
Harris Grill - Damaged by fire on 08.11! :(
New venue: Shady Grove at 4:30-6:30pm
Appetizers provided.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Tamarind Flavor of India at noon

Movie Night
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Pizza provided. CBI (Hammerschlag Hall) at 6:30-9:30pm.

Dave and Buster's
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Night Out on the Town
Friday, August 17, 2007
Privilege Ultralounge, 9:30pm-2am

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Forward Lanes at 3-5pm.

Sunday Brunch
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Walnut Grill at 11:30am.

Pirates' Game
Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007
On the cut at the fence, outside Doherty Hall. 4pm

2nd Annual Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Symposium
Friday, April 20, 2007
Doherty Hall 2302, 8:30am - 5:15pm

Happy Hour
Friday, March 16th at Shady Grove from 5:30-7:30pm.

Movie Night
Friday, Feb 23 at 6pm in CBI (Hamerschlag Hall C119)

Valentine's Day Brunch
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Murray Ave. Grill at noon

Happy Hour
Friday, January 26, 2007
Fatheads at 5:30pm

General Body Meeting
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
DH A310/A317
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Happy Hour
Friday, December 1st, 2006
Harris's at 5:30pm

Christmas Party
Friday, December 8, 2006
Elvira's in Shadyside
7:30-10:30 pm

Thanksgiving outing at Murray Ave. Grill
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
11:30 am

Departmental Evaluations due in Elvira's DH 2100 mailbox
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Happy Hour @ Sharp Edge
Friday, November 17th, 2006
5:30 - 7:30 pm

October 7, 2006
9pm, Shadyside