Annual Conference

2024 Annual BEEC Conference

Abstracts Open - NEW DEADLINE: January 26th, 2024

Registration Open

Conference Information:

Time: February 15th, 2024 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Abstract Topics:
Class or Course instruction - innovations in the classroom and instruction.
Design and Laboratory Implementations - innovations in hands-on/applied instruction.
Work by a student - innovations led by undergraduate/graduate students.

Conference Agenda



Thursday – February 15th, 2024
12:00-12:10pm Welcome Remarks
Welcome remarks by the BEEC Team!
Alexis Ortiz-Rosario, PhD – Ohio State University
Yanfen Li, PhD – University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Christine King, PhD – University of California, Irvine
Roza Vaez Ghaemi, PhD – University of British Columbia
12:10-1:10pm Keynote
Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom with Ron Uhlig, PhD and Shatha Jawad, PhD
1:15pm-2:00pm Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom:Usages and Concerns
May Mansy, PhD - University of Florida (Bio)
Parisa Rashidi, PhD - University of Florida (Bio)
2:00pm-2:10pm Small Break
2:10pm-3:00pm Presentation Session 1
Using Generative AI to Teach Medical Students Coding Principles in Medicine
Christine King, PhD - University of California Irvine
Enhancing Bioengineering Literacy in Undergraduate General Education Trhough Integrating with the Arts
Penelope Georges, PhD - Princeton University
Clinical Needs-Finding, Domestic Needs-Finding, Clinical Experiences for Engineering, Needs Identification
Matthew Wettergreen, PhD - Rice University
Hands-on Engineering Exercises Positively Impact Student Learning in Nanotechnology
Zhaowei Jiang, PhD - Brown University
Beyond the Curriculum: The International Materials Selection Challenge
Harriet Parnell, PhD - Ansys

3:00pm-3:50pm Presentation Session 2
Mock Interviews with Engineers from Industry
Cassandra Howard, PhD - Rice University
Canvas LMS: Tips and Tricks for Bioengineering Labs and Design Courses
Caroline Cvetkovic, PhD - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Confidence and Creativity in Instrumentation Design
Adam Timothy Baker - Clemson University
Exams as a Learning Tool: Self-Grading Exercise and Student Ownership of Learning
Roza Vaez Ghaemi, PhD - University of British Columbia

3:50pm-4:00pm Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks by the BEEC Team