The Carleton University Engineering in Medicine and Biology Student Club (CU@EMBS) is being recognized as one of the top international clubs in the field. It is composed of both graduate and undergraduate students.
The club will be receiving the 2017 Outstanding Performance by a Student Chapter Club Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (IEEE EMBS).
This club has had a number of outstanding accomplishments, most notably organizing and hosting the IEEE EMBS International Student Conference (ISC) in 2016.
Approximately 150 people from across the world attended the conference. It was the first ISC to follow a rigorous peer review process, resulting in it becoming the first ISC that had papers published in IEEE Xplore.
ISC 2016 attracted individuals from across the globe including Italy, Korea, U.S., and Peru, in addition to high profile speakers and industry representatives with the likes of Microsoft, IBM, Design 1st and more in attendance.
“We sought to establish a new standard for future student clubs around the world as the first ISC to publish its proceedings in IEEE scientific paper database,” said Mohamed Abdelazez, PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, and conference Co-Chair of ISC 2016.
The club’s goal, according to a statement, is to engage the community by disseminating knowledge, organizing networking activities, and increasing the eminence of Carleton’s biomedical engineering to the local and international community.
The award will be presented in Korea at the 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
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