(GSAC ’23-’24 Officers L to R: Back Row: James Anderson, Jeremi Godbout, Tony Le, Chris Young, Tian Morrison, Monika Buczak, Clare Severe, Hannah Duffy, Nejra Mujkanovic, Xandra Rickey, Josh Whiting, Priyanka Arunachalam, Diego Perez; Front Row: Evan marsh, Julia Dunn, Abby Harrison)

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) is run by biomedical engineering graduate students to serve as a liaison between students and the department. We also organize events to build the biomedical engineering community and support our students.

What we do:

  • – Perform/facilitate a student committee for retention, promotion, and tenure of BME faculty.
  • – Coordinate recruitment of new graduate students.
  • – Organize the annual Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference (UBEC).
  • – Provide service and local science/engineering outreach opportunities.


UBEC seeks to bring together the Utah biomedical engineering community for a day of sharing research, networking, and scientific fellowship. This full-day event is only possible thanks to generous donors and sponsors who believe in our mission. We invite you to consider an industrial sponsorship or donation for UBEC 2024!

Read more about our 2023 UBEC event here.



(GWBE ’23-’24 Officers L to R: Brooklyn Vargas, Elana Renae Lapins, Xandra Richey, Amanda Wood, Sofia Ruiz, Anna Busatto, Nastaran Gholami)

Graduate Women in Biomedical Engineering (GWBE) aims to encourage diversity and equality through departmental community building, professional development, and outreach.  GWBE aims to create a productive, inclusive environment in which women and other biomedical engineering students can:

  • – seek peer and faculty mentorship,
  • – engage in career development with academic and industry professionals,
  • – and connect with the surrounding community through STEM outreach and research dissemination.

To stay up to date on GWBE events: