August 1, 2010

Undergraduate and graduate students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) recently founded the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) student club at LSU. IEEE EMBS is a professional organization formed by students interested in engineering applications in medicine and biology. The club’s platform is to enable students and faculty to stay connected with local peers.

Professional activities such as seminars and student competitions will be organized to update the students with new engineering in medicine and biology. Chao-Xuan Liu, LSU ECE doctoral student, is the founding president of the student club, and ECE associate professor Jin-Woo Choi serves as the faculty advisor. “As the president of this new-born club, I am excited to be an IEEE volunteer and have an opportunity to promote the academic atmosphere of medical and biological engineering here at LSU,” said Liu.

In addition, the club will search for networking opportunities with outside researchers and industries. As an IEEE-sponsored organization, the EMBS student club at LSU will include benefits such as free subscriptions to IEEE EMBS journals and magazines and partial funding for activities and distinguished lecturer programs. Eventually, Liu plans to expand the club into a full chapter which will have significant impact on the campus community.

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Article by Shannon Norwood, Mass Communications Intern, LSU College of Engineering, 225-578-5478,

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