Biomedical Engineering Students Volunteer at AIMBE Annual Event

May 3, 2024

Student volunteers pictured checking in attendees at the annual event

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a multitude of innovative applications in biomedical engineering. At their 2024 annual event held on March 24 and 25, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) focused on the policy and ethical implications of this fusion through the theme, “AI and Biomedical Technologies: Policy and Ethics of Innovation.” GW Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering was well represented at this conference by student volunteers, Joshua Iwu, Tamima Ahmed, Alec Tripi, and Matteo Sanchez-Dahl.

AIMBE is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington D.C. providing leadership and advocacy in the medical and biological engineering field. Their annual event provides a forum for individuals from academia, industry, government, and scientific societies to come together to advance medical and biological engineering. The 2024 annual event featured various AIMBE committee and council meetings, research sessions, panel discussions, networking sessions, congressional appointments, an advocacy training luncheon, an awards banquet, and a keynote presentation titled, “Digital Medicine: From Idea to Clinic, and Implementation to Policy.”

As volunteers, Tamima says their main responsibilities included checking attendees in, saying hello, pointing them toward the conference rooms and facilities, and responding to their inquiries. She summarized how she feels she benefited from the experience, saying, “I had the opportunity to interact with other students who were volunteers from other schools while serving as an AIMBE volunteer. Additionally, I got the opportunity to talk with attendees who had accumulated a great deal of experience working in the industry over many years. I was able to connect with them on LinkedIn, which was a fantastic opportunity for me. I had a great time and learned a lot from the guests and my fellow coworkers.”