On Thursday, October 24th, the A. James Clark School of Engineering's Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BioE) will host its annual Fischell Festival. The event, which will run from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Now in its seventh year, the Festival, named in honor of BioE benefactor and biomedical device inventor Dr. Robert E. Fischell (M.S. '53, physics), celebrates bioengineering's potential to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. Special guests, current students and faculty share the latest research, innovations and trends expected to shape the future of healthcare. This year's scheduled speakers and activities include:
Also this year, BioE's student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society will host a special parallel program for invited students from area high schools, featuring speakers, tours and information about majoring and choosing careers in bioengineering.
Visit fischellfestival.umd.edu to learn more about the event and how to register. The site also features photos, videos and recaps from past Festivals.
The Fischell Festival is now part of the A. James Clark School of Engineering's Mpact Week, a series of signature events showcasing the best research from our faculty, students and colleagues. You'll find common themes throughout, such as entrepreneurship, robotics, and human health. To learn more, visit eng.umd.edu/mpact.
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