A Carleton University student club has been honoured by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS), the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. The Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society at Carleton (CU@EMBS) has won the EMBS Outstanding Performance Award, presented annually to one student chapter or club for demonstrating outstanding performance in promoting interest and involvement in biomedical engineering.
Sankua Chao, club president, says that the club’s activities were judged in several areas, including promoting biomedical engineering education, contributing to the professional development of club members, promoting interactions between students and professionals, and communications with club members and other local groups.
“It is an honour for CU@EMBS to be recognized by an international professional association,” says Chao. “This award is attributed to all of our executives and volunteers, whose initiative, dedication and creativity have been essential to the success of club events and activities.”
Says Adrian Chan, the club’s faculty adviser and associate professor with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering: “The Carleton biomedical engineering students are a dynamic and enthusiastic group, helping to make this relatively young area of research vibrant and exciting.”
At the same time, the Ottawa IEEE Ottawa Chapter also received an EMBS Outstanding Chapter Award.
Chan notes that this kind of recognition places Ottawa and Carleton on the world map for their excellent and active biomedical engineering chapters.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the largest professional association for the advancement of technology. It has a number of societies, with different areas of focus. EMBS is the society within IEEE that focuses on biomedical engineering. IEEE EMBS has approximately 119 chapters, 40 student chapters and 27 student clubs around the world.