What's The Buzz?



The life and times of Biomedical Engineers


  • 27. Student Organization Spotlight - bmedSAB, Pioneer, & Learning Commons (Part 1/3)

    29/03/2017 Duração: 11min

    Today’s podcast is the first in a series showcasing the various extracurricular organizations of the biomedical engineering department. In this part, you’ll hear from Anokhi Patel from bmedSAB, Abhinaya Uthayukumar from the Pioneer, and Jason Weis from the Learning Commons. There will be two more parts coming out soon, so look out for those! All three of these organizations are currently recruiting, so if any of them interest you, check out the applications! bmedSAB: Applications were sent out via email to all BME undergrads on March 29! Deadline is April 12! Pioneer: Apply at https://goo.gl/forms/vp16KYfyOvlbn3993 and send samples to [email protected]! Deadline is April 7! Learning Commons: Apply at https://goo.gl/forms/w1Lmi2OxOIMeYXiH3! Rolling applications year-round! 

  • 26. The Startup Experience - Interview with Charles Lankau

    08/03/2017 Duração: 14min

    What's the Buzz is back for Spring 2017! Today, host Jasmine Pillarisetti talks with Charles Lankau, a BME student who participated in last summer's CREATE-X course (aka Startup Summer). Listen to learn more about his team's product, what the experience was like, and how they achieved success (including how they won the demo competition!).  If you are interested in pursuing your own startup, the application deadline for this summer's Startup Launch is March 17! Apply here: http://startupsummer.gatech.edu/apply/  And as always, if you are interested in making your own podcasts for the BME Learning Commons, contact Jasmine at [email protected]

  • 25. Life as a GT Student in 2050 - Interview with Sammi Hudock

    30/11/2016 Duração: 09min

    In this episode of What's the Buzz, host Jasmine Pillarisetti talks with Sammi Hudock, the first-place winner of the Fall 2016 BME Flash Fiction Contest. This semester's prompt was "What will life as a Georgia Tech student be like in the year 2050?". Listen to Sammi read her winning story titled "Gray", learn how she came up with the idea, and hear what she thinks higher education will be like in 2050.  Read "Gray" here: http://pwp.gatech.edu/bmeac/gray/ 

  • 24. On Graduate School in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

    06/10/2016 Duração: 18min

    Pioneer Senior Writer Brandon Holt talks with Dr. Manu Platt about graduate school in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, our unique partnership with Emory University's medical school, and the sun and the sky.

  • 23. Internship Spotlight: Cristina Quintero

    14/09/2016 Duração: 11min

    Jasmine Pillarisetti talks with 4th-year BME Cristina Quintero about her internship at Stryker this past summer and how to land your dream internship at the career fair! 

  • 22. Tips for How to Approach Registration

    03/08/2016 Duração: 08min

    The BME Culture Happy Hour host, Candice Cheung, chats with Greta Shallenberger and Abhinaya Uthayakumar about how to deal with registration, including providing answers to such vexing questions as 1) what should you do before registration, 2) is there software that can help, and 3) what if yo don't get a class in Phase 1?  

  • 21. Talking BME with Medtronic Senior Scientist Walt Baxter

    30/04/2016 Duração: 26min

    Walt Baxter talks about BME at Georgia Tech, value-based healthcare, and the future of biomedicine.  BME Culture Happy Hour star Candice Cheung and her fellow BME students Dhara Patel, Malvika Sanghvi, and Abhinaya Uthayakumar are the hosts.  

  • 20. Embrace Your Creative Side in BME

    22/04/2016 Duração: 29min

    The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Matthew Devlin and Cassidy Wang about the BME department's machine shop.  They encourage you to embrace your creative side and turn your ideas into reality by visiting the machine shop and joining the maker movement.

  • 19. Talking BME with Ravi Bellamkonda

    22/04/2016 Duração: 15min

    The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, with special co-host Karisma Gupta (Chair, BMED SAB), chat with Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, the chair of Georgia Tech's BME department.  Ravi talks about how he became a BME, gives advice to current Georgia Tech BMEs, and shares some of his aspirations for Duke, where he will soon be serving as Dean of Engineering.

  • 18. How to Get Involved in BME

    30/03/2016 Duração: 21min

    The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Kelly Pesson and Abhinaya Uthayakumar about how to get involved as a BME major at Georgia Tech. 

  • 17. Inventure Prize 2016: The Other Finalists

    15/03/2016 Duração: 12min

    Join Malvika as she chats with some of the Inventure Prize 2016 finalists: TEQ Charging, True Pahni & RoboGoalie. The Inventure Prize Finale will be held on March 16, Wednesday at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech.

  • 16. First Years Ask

    15/03/2016 Duração: 32min

    The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, co-host a very special session in which two first year BME students, Alan Grothues and Vaishnavi Andra, ask questions probably all freshman want answers to, to third-year BME Bharat Sanders and second-year BME Christopher Schenck.  These questions include "How is BME different from other engineering majors?", "What are some common misconceptions about BME?" and "Do you have any words of advice for first-year students?"

  • 15. Inventure Prize 2016: Wobble-ing to Victory!

    14/03/2016 Duração: 06min

    Join Malvika as she talks to Team Wobble, a BME / ME team that is in the finals of this year's Inventure Prize Competition.  Malvika interviews team members Matthew Devlin and Garrett Wallace, both BME students, about their team's invention, which is a low cost perturbation platform to assist in evaluating the severity of head injuries sustained by athletes during games.  Teammates Ana Gomez (BME) and Hailey Brown (ME) did not participate in this interview.

  • 14. Inventure Prize 2016: The Preliminary Round

    13/03/2016 Duração: 23min

    Join Malvika as she talks to the Inventure prize preliminary teams about their project, inspiration for the project and their 'Inventure adventure'! This year's competition is the most popular one so far, with a record breaking 266 participants. Go Jackets! 

  • 13. Inside the Maker Movement with Dr. Steve Potter

    08/03/2016 Duração: 26min

    In this special episode of "What's the Buzz", co-hosts Candice Cheung and Dr. Joe Le Doux chat with Dr. Steve Potter.  Steve is a Georgia Tech biomedical engineer and neuroscientist who recently took a sabbatical to dive into the world of making.  He was so enthralled with what he experienced that he has decided to devote his full energies to the movement.  And he thinks you will feel the same way if you take the plunge and start making!

  • 12. Capstone With Candice: Interviewing Users

    08/03/2016 Duração: 12min

    In this episode of "Capstone With Candice", Candice discusses the importance of interviewing people who will use the device you are designing.  Candice's team is designing a device to help people who have cystic fibrosis, so she shares how her team went about finding and interviewing people who have this disease.

  • 11. Don't Own a Time-Turner? Now What?

    02/03/2016 Duração: 20min

    The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Greta Shallenberger and Christopher Schenck about how to manage your time as a biomedical engineering major at Georgia Tech.  Topics include helpful apps, what to schedule, and the idea of managing your energy rather than your time.

  • 10. Capstone With Candice: The First Two Weeks of Senior Design

    29/02/2016 Duração: 09min

    In this episode of the Capstone With Candice series, Candice discusses what happens during the first two weeks of senior design: forming groups, team contracts, the difference between industry sponsored projects and proposed projects, and the competitiveness of project bidding.

  • 9. Capstone With Candice: It's Already the End of February

    24/02/2016 Duração: 09min

    This episode is the start of a series surrounding Senior Design in BME. Candice talks about what has happened over the past two months and her struggles in finding a group, finding users to talk to, the difference between client wishes and patient priorities, and the busy class schedule.

  • 8. Study Tips for Engineering Majors

    24/02/2016 Duração: 33min

    The BME Culture Happy Hour crew, co-hosts Dr. Joe Le Doux and Candice Cheung, chat with Akram Khaja and Christopher Schenck about how to study and learn as a biomedical engineering major at Georgia Tech.  Topics include the three aspects of scholarly grit (deliberate practice, growth mindset, and optimism), study and pre-test routines and test-taking strategies.  

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