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Student Organizations

Biomedical Engineering Society

The RIT Student Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) began in the fall of 2012 with the official chapter title earned in the winter of 2012. Our mission is to bring together those in the biomedical community to work towards a common goal – advancement of human health. The society was established in 1968 with 171 members and has grown to over 80 student chapters and over 5,500 members. National members of BMES enjoy access to three scholarly journals, a monthly newsletter, special interest groups, members-only online content (including career assistance), discounted regional and annual meetings, and much more.

Engineering World Health

Engineering World Health is an international non-profit organization focused on improving the technological infrastructure in developing country clinics and hospitals. First established in 2001, the organization has grown to include several programs, including a student summer program, an equipment design program, and several professional and student chapters around the world. RIT and University of Rochester have formed a joint chapter.

“This is 100 percent open to all students on campus—not just engineers,” according to Lindsay Demblowski, a fourth-year Biomedical Engineering student. Demblowski participated in the organization’s summer program, traveling to Rwanda to help medical personnel repair incubators at a regional hospital.  Contact Lindsay Demblowski by email at or Dr. Iris Asllani by email at with questions about the new student chapter.

Links to other engineering clubs and organizations can be found here.

In addition, The Center for Campus Life has links to many other special interest clubs on campus here.