UW Bioengineering’s BioEngage program held its first Industry Meet and Eat event on December 4, 2015.  BioEngage’s Industry Meet and Eat events aim to connect UW Bioengineering students and faculty with local industry partners in key sectors, including noninvasive therapy and diagnosis, molecular and cellular therapy and molecular systems and devices. At these casual lunch meetings, event participants have the opportunity to network, exchange information and make each other aware of their work in an area of mutual research interest.

At the December 4 event, 14 UW Bioengineering students joined faculty members Mike Averkiou and Matthew O’Donnell to meet with research and development employees at Philips Healthcare in Bothell. The group discussed new and emerging technologies at the company. The group discussed internship and employment opportunities at Philips, as well as the company’s work environment.

After the event, the student participants reported that they enjoyed having the chance to talk about their research with the Philips engineers. Overall, they were pleased with the event and are excited to attend similar events in the future.

UW Bioengineering’s BioEngage program seeks to build mutually beneficial relationships with biomedical industry, with the goal of increasing engagement of BioE students and faculty with the biomedical translation-commericalization sector (for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs and investors). Learn more about BioEngage.