For attendees and presenters alike, the first ever LatinX Biomedical Engineering (BME) Symposium was a welcome forum to share science, build community, and discuss issues specific to the LatinX experience in BME.

Presented by LatinXinBME and FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) on Friday, March 26 with the generous support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation endowment to the department, the symposium allowed hundreds of students, researchers, and scientists from universities, industries, clinics, and other venues across the United States and abroad to learn about the latest contributions by the Latinx community to BME. LatinX is a gender-neutral way to refer to people of Latin American cultural or ethnic identity in the United States.

“Our department, which graduates the largest number of undergraduate LatinX biomedical engineers, was honored to partner in hosting this first symposium,” says Ranu Jung, eminent scholar and chair of the department of biomedical engineering.

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