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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Bioengineering Division (BED) no longer participates in the IMECE

The Bioengineering Division (BED) of ASME decided last year to have its Summer Bioengineering Conference every year instead of every two years, and not to participate in the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).


  • Like Applied Mechanics Division, Bioengineering Division is one of thirty-some Divisions of ASME. The following 6 Divisions constitute the Basic Engineering Technical Group (with the current membership of each Division):

    Applied Mechanics (5832)
    Bioengineering (2297)
    Fluid Engineering (3473)
    Heat Transfer (4066)
    Materials (2283)
    Tribology (609)

    The decision of BED was discussed by Maury Hull, a past chair of BED, in the Spring 2005 News of BED.

    The Executive Committee of The Applied Mechanics Division is considering various options. Your comments are most welcome.

    By Blogger Zhigang Suo, at 1/23/2006 7:28 AM  

  • Perhaps not a bad idea for mechanics also. We already have a summer mechanics conf that is (I believe) held every 2 years. The last one was held in Baton Rouge. That can be transformed into an yearly event. The current IMECE tends to be very large. For myself at least, generally large conferences tend not be too productive. MRS is perhaps the only exception.

    By Blogger Pradeep Sharma, at 2/03/2006 6:21 AM  

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