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Biomedical Engineering Educator Community (BEEC)
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Description:

A group of educators from The Ohio State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell looking to develop a growing community of educators in the Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering field.

Mission 

The BEEC’s purpose is to provide a continuous platform for collaboration and sharing of evidence-based teaching resources in the BME community.  

 

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Who are we?

We are a group that began meeting in late 2018 and early 2019 to bring together the BME education community. We are a group of educators from The Ohio State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Our goals are trying to assess interest and suggestions for a professional development virtual conference and to develop learning communities among teaching-focused faculty in Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering.

Who are we affiliated with? 

We work closely with the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Why the Biomedical Engineering Educator Community (BEEC)?

The goal of this community is to create a network of educations that meets frequently, discusses ideas, and promotes the practice of engineering education in the biomedical engineering field. This idea came as a personal pursuit to understand better what other educators were doing in the classroom and enhance collaboration between seasoned educators and newer educators.

Why do I need a community of practice? 

Communities of practice and education networks are shown to improve the broader implementation of evidence-based teaching pedagogies and practices. It also can benefit the idea generation and sense-of-belonging in the education community.

Why a virtual meeting instead of a physical meeting? 

Initially, BEEC was going to be a physical meeting that would rotate between institutions. In the early stages of planning, the committee started to shift into virtual elements to allow for broader impact. We quickly realized that a completely virtual meeting would remove the cost barrier of entry that travel imposes in some members of the BME education community.

Is there a cost to belong to the BEEC?

At the moment, no. Being a virtual conference, this reduces the costs of organizing to only invested time by the committee. It is my goal to keep this as long as it is feasible.

About Us

Who are we?

A group of educators from The Ohio State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell looking to develop a growing community of educators in the Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering field.

Mission:  

The BEEC’s purpose is to provide a continuous platform for collaboration and sharing of evidence-based teaching resources in the BME community.  

Contact

If you have any questions reach out to ortiz-rosario.1[@]osu.com

The BEEC Planning Committee

Alexis Ortiz-Rosario – Co-Founder
Assistant Professor of Practice
Biomedical Engineering
Ohio State University

Tanya Nocera – Co-Founder
Associate Professor of Practice
Biomedical Engineering
Ohio State University

Jennifer AmosJennifer Amos – Co-Founder
Teaching Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Karin Jeanne JensenKarin Jensen – Co-Founder
Teaching Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Yanfen Li – Co-FounderYanfen Li
Assistant Teaching Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Biomedical Engineering Education Journal

Biomedical Engineering Education is an interdisciplinary, international journal that presents articles on the practice and scholarship of education in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and its allied fields. Biomedical Engineering Education documents and shares advances in the field as educators support students’ learning in these rapidly evolving fields. The journal publishes a wide range of topics to advance the quality of all levels of biomedical engineering education through academic articles and communications that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Biomedical Engineering Education includes Research, Innovation, Teaching Tips, Perspectives, and Review articles that cover curriculum design; engineering education research; novel course content, laboratory experiments and demonstrations; program highlights; assessment of teaching and learning in BME; P-12 educational outreach in BME; and advising and professional development of BME students.”

Link: https://www.springer.com/journal/43683