The SB3C Legacy

SB3C-logo-medThe Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C) Organizing Committee is proud to tell you about the legacy of our fantastic annual summer conference.   The SB3C meeting is a great opportunity for us to come together to discuss outstanding research, catch up with old friends, and meet new friends and colleagues. Although our primary focus is scientific and technical exchange, the program incorporates down time and community events as well.

Each year, we are located in a spectacular setting and we program free time so that everyone can enjoy the venue, outdoors, and further networking. We always enjoy our banquet, finding out who won the popular student paper competition, and dancing to the awesome tunes of our very own rock band, BEDRock, at a free evening concert. Each year, we provide and archive a full abstract book and program book – take a look at the SB3C2017 Archive.

The Relationship of SB3C to the ASME Bioengineering Division

The Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C) is a volunteer initiated, annual meeting in its second year. The first SB3C in 2015 preserved the essence of what we have all come to love in our summer annual conference – high impact science delivered in a student-friendly, casual resort style venue designed to promote informal networking.

table-of-studentsThe Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC) series has a long history as a high-quality multidisciplinary, biomedical engineering event that is organized in conjunction with the Bioengineering Division (BED) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). A hallmark of these meetings has been the interaction and integration of engineering principles and contemporary biological concepts. The Bioengineering Division of ASME provides support through technical committees that review abstracts for the SB3C meeting, as well as having a long history of supporting the Student Paper Competition.

The Summer Meeting has  been occurring since 1993, and has morphed into an annual meeting organized by dedicated volunteers who make up the Organizing Committee. Boscov’s Travel has managed every SBC since 1993 with the exception of only two years – when we combined with the World Congress of Biomechanics in 2014 and in 2018.

Many attendees at the SB3C meeting are also ASME BED members, and we take the opportunity to conduct BED related business at SB3C. For example, attendees, including particularly student and early career stage attendees, are most welcome, and indeed encouraged, to attend the many open BED-related committee meetings during SB3C; doing so is professionally valuable and, dare we say it, even enjoyable. Further, each year at our banquet and with Plenary Speakers, we as a community will honor and recognize outstanding members of the division, such as our ASME Medal winners and new ASME Fellows.