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Firstly, it is one way to keep up with the rapid changes in biomedical engineering. EMBS publications can help keep you up to date about the latest advances and challenges of this dynamic field.
Secondly, membership in a professional organization can put you in touch with other people having similar interests, both students and world-renowned researchers alike. EMBS hosts a number of conferences and summer schools each year. In addition, EMBS chapters worldwide often host local activites.
Thirdly, membership in a professional organization can help keep you informed about job opportunities in biomedical engineering. Employers often advertise positions through societies such as EMBS.
You can start an EMBS club at your school with only one EMBS member! Your club will receive many resources on biomedical engineering, and will be eligible to receive EMBS funding to support your events. Please visit the EMBS Clubs and Chapters website for more information.
EMBS members receive six issues of the IEEE Pulse, formerly known as the EMB Magazine until July 2010, each year. This award-winning publication covers a range of topics in biomedical engineering, from the History of Biomedical Engineering to more contemporary topics. Check out the IEEE Pulse website here.
Student paper competitions are frequently held as part of EMBS conferences. The competitions give EMBS student members a great opportunity to present their work before an international audience, and also to win awards. Check out the details of the EMBC 2010 Student Paper Competition.
EMBS hosts a number of conferences each year, including its annual meeting which covers a broad spectrum of topics, as well as special topic conferences on subjects such as neural engineering and information technology.
EMBS student members receive discounted registration, and are invited to attend student events. Check out the EMBC'06 New York City, EMBC'07 Lyon, EMBC'09 Minneapolis and EMBC'10 Buenos Aires pictures.
EMBS student members receive full online access to EMBS publications through IEEExplore. Publications include IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and the newly created IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience and IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.
EMBS hosts four summer schools, providing a wonderful opportunity to learn about topics in biomedical engineering from world experts. Each summer school lasts for one week, bringing together undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and attendees from industry and academia.
Have you thought about starting up a network of biomedical engineering students at nearby universities? Or maybe starting an online journal for students? EMBS student members are eligible to apply for funding to support such projects. Follow this link and log in to the EMBS Young Members Blog.
Through the Distinguished Lecturers Program, EMB student clubs can invite a world-renowned speaker to give a talk at their own university, with financial support from EMBS. EMBS Distinguished Lecturers are all recognised experts in their fields, and known to be wonderful presenters.
As a student member of the EMBS, your ideas and opinions are important in shaping the society and the future direction of biomedical engineering. The EMBS student representative on the society's Administrative Committee (AdCom) relies on your feedback to ensure that EMBS continues to meet the needs of its membership.