BIOE + BMES Spring Networking Event
The University of Maryland chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES–UMD) will host a free virtual Alumni Networking Event on Tuesday, May 4th, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET.
This event will gather Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE) and Biological Resources Engineering alumni from across the country, as well as current BIOE students, advisory board members, and friends of the department! Following keynote remarks by Dr. Patricia Gonzales Hurtado (B.S. '03 chemical engineering), Scientific Review Officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (see bio below), participants will take part in two rounds of small networking groups based on their identified areas of interest. After the close of the event, guests will have the option to self-select into an additional networking breakout.
This event is designed to allow students a chance to forge connections with those working in the field so that they can ask questions concerning their future as a bioengineer. In turn, our alumni and friends of the department will network with one another while gaining invaluable insights and a unique perspective on how the field – and the bioengineering curriculum – is evolving.
This event is free to attend and open to everyone – but you must register by no later than Monday, May 3rd, in order to ensure you are matched with a networking group that aligns with your interests.
5:30–5:35 p.m. Welcome from Dr. John P. Fisher, BIOE chair
5:35–5:50 p.m. Remarks from Dr. Patricia Gonzales Hurtado
5:50–6:00 p.m. Remarks from Engineering Career Services
6:00–6:15 p.m. First Round of Networking Breakouts**
6:15–6:30 p.m. Second Round of Networking Breakouts**
6:30 p.m. Wrap-up & Invitation to self-select into final breakout session
6:45 p.m. Close of Event
*When registering, please make sure to use the email address that you will use to sign into Zoom.
About Dr. Patricia Gonzales Hurtado
Dr. Patricia Gonzales Hurtado (B.S. '03 chemical engineering) is a Scientific Review Officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In 2003, she received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in 2009. She conducted her doctoral research at the Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism, part of the National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the NIH. In 2009, she received the Ph.D. of the Year Award from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering for her doctoral research, “Proteomic Analysis of Human Urinary Exosomes.” She conducted her postdoctoral fellowship at the Epithelial Systems Biology Laboratory at NHLBI.