BMES Student Chapter


As the professional organization for Biomedical Engineering students, the Louisiana Tech Chapter of  the Biomedical Engineering Society plays an important role in preparing our undergraduate students for their career objectives beyond the bachelor degree. The organization sponsors speakers, field trips, and social events, and participates in activities at the college and university levels. Speakers have included practicing biomedical engineers and physicians, faculty and professional staff from the Program, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Recent field trips were taken in Houston, TX (NASA, McDonnell-Douglas, General Electric), Jackson, MS (Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center), and San Antonio, TX (Southwest Research Institute).


Alpha Eta Mu Beta


The national honor society in Biomedical Engineering, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, was founded by Dr. Daniel D. Reneau (our current President) under the sponsorship of the former Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (AEMB). The first chapter of Alpha Eta Mu Beta was established at Louisiana Tech University in 1979. Dr. Napper (Co-PI on this proposal) was a student at Louisiana Tech University at that time and helped organize the first chapter. The purpose of this organization is to recognize and encourage excellence in Biomedical Engineering students. The chapter promotes academic excellence and high moral standards. Much like BMES, it provides opportunities for the development of communication and leadership skills and promotes high standards in academic and professional activities.