BME Graduate Student Council

Our organization fosters a threefold mission to promote scholastic excellence, community engagement, and mentorship extending across the biomedical engineering department and into the greater Rochester area.

1. Scholastic Excellence

  • Organize senior graduate student discussion panels on academics, coursework, and preliminary exams for incoming graduate students
  • Serve as liaisons to the graduate faculty
  • Implement Summer Seminar Series for research presentations by the first and second year graduate students

2. Community Engagement

  • Partner and volunteer with charitable organizations around the Rochester area such as the Ronald McDonald House, Golisano Children’s Hospital toy drive, and FoodLink food pantry
  • Foster social aptitude and togetherness through planning monthly activities, such as SkyZone, Thanksgiving dinners, picnics, and ski trips

3. Mentorship

  • Assimilate incoming graduate students to positively impact the Rochester community
  • Mentor undergraduate biomedical engineering students in professionalism, research competency, and career trajectories
  • Prepare underrepresented high school students for college courses and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through partnership with the Kearn’s Center Upward Bound program

BME GSC Officers

Contact Us

  • President (2022-2023):  Tiffany Robinson
  • Outreach Chair/CMTI Representative:  Delaney Martino
  • Social Chair:  Melissa MacLiesh

Graduate Student Council Events

BME Teams – Kickball, Softball and Soccer


New Student Social 


Rochester Rhinos Soccer Game 
Apple Picking


Rochester-wide Scavenger Hunt
Corn Maze, Amazing Maize Maze 


No Shave November Charitable Outreach
Thanksgiving Social Dinner


Faculty and Student Movie Night
Holiday Toy Drive for Golisano’s Children’s Hospital


GSC-organized Ski Trip


Skyzone Trampoline Park
Faculty verse Student Trivia


Prospective Student Recruitment Weekends
Food Link Can Drive


Food Link Food Pantry
Faculty verse Student Bowling
First Year Exam Question and Answer


Lilac Festival 5K/ Walk
Letchworth Park Hiking Trip


Summer Kick-off Picnic
Summer Seminar Series


Lasertron Laser-Tag

Other activities may include paint nights, holiday dinners, sports events, fundraising events, mentoring and more!