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Santa Clara Valley Chapter

The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology provides the opportunity to stay informed about developments in technology and medicine associated with all types of biomedical engineering.

EMBS meetings include the opportunity to sit down with the speaker over dinner before the formal presentation. Get details here.

Summary: EMBS Meeting
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School

Title: Tour of the Stanford Neurosurgery Simulation and Virtual Reality Center
Speaker: Malie Collins

The tour will begin at 7:30 PM in room M-114 with a brief introductory presentation. Then our group will be ushered to the Neurosurgical Simulation training facility in a nearby part of the Medical Center.

Malie Collins is the Program Coordinator of the Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center

More information, dinner invitation, and maps can be found here.

Summary: SFBA Nanotechnology Council Meeting
Tuesday, January 16, 2018. 11:30am: Networking, Pizza & drinks. Presentation: noon to 1 pm
Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara

Title: Taking Electrons out of Bioelectronics: From Bioprotonic Transistors to Shark's Electrosensors
Speaker: Marco Rolandi, UCSC Electrical Engineering Chair
Co-founder of KitoTech Medical and Cruz Foam

Abstract Summary:
The quest for smaller and faster computing has mostly focused on controlling the flow of electrons and holes in nanoscale structures. In living systems, ionic and protonic currents affect physiological function. As such, ionic and protonic devices offer exciting opportunities for bioelectronics. I will discuss bioprotonic devices with biopolymer H+ and OH- conductors such as diodes, complementary transistors, and resistive memories, which can be easily integrated in a flexible platform. Finally, I will provide insights in the electrosensing organs of sharks and skates.

Biography Summary:
Marco Rolandi, Ph.D., is Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also co- founder of KitoTech Medical (2012) and Cruz Foam (2017). He received his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2000. His research focuses on bioelectronic systems and devices, biological materials, and their translational applications.

Admission is $6, with a discount for students, IEEE members, and the unemployed. Registration is required. Go here for more information and registration.

Give Back through the EnCorps Teaching Fellowship for STEM Professionals
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program empowers STEM industry professionals to transform public education through teaching in high needs schools. Heading into their 10th year of public service, EnCorps offers a selective Fellowship through which STEM professionals can give back to students in need in a highly supported, low-risk way and explore a new career in teaching. EnCorps provides comprehensive training and support so Fellows are able to engage effectively with students and achieve real impact.

If you would like to learn more about how you can use your technical expertise and professional experience to help students, please join EnCorps next live webinar (or watch a recorded one), read their applicant FAQs, or get in touch with SF Bay Area Director David Taus or 510-708-3224.

When you are ready, you can start your application to the EnCorps Fellowship at The deadline for our 2018 cohort of Fellows is April 13, 2018. Apply now!

Bio2device Group Meeting
The Bio2Device Group (B2DG) is a premier organization dedicated to all professionals in the Life Sciences industry within the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership is free and open to anyone in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Life Science Tools, and Laboratory Service industries.

The Bio2Device Group's events provide the latest industry information through weekly educational programs and face-to-face interactive opportunities to build and maintain a career network. The educational talks are designed to help members keep up to date, continue to grow in their field, as well as explore other industry sectors and corporate functions.

More details are here.

SF Bay Area Biomedical Engineering Society Quarterly Meetings
February 7, May 2, August 1, and November 7 in 2017

The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.

For more information, contact Denise Forkey, Co-Founder and President, (650) 799-9258 or

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