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Pitt Society for Biomaterials

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Project ended on July 15, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Pitt Society for Biomaterials

Although their campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to support the Student Chapter of Society for Biomaterials, you may always do so here.



Who We Are:

The Society For Biomaterials (SFB) is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting advances in all aspects of biomaterial science. The University of Pittsburgh student chapter, established in 2017, is dedicated to strengthening the network of professionals in the Pittsburgh area with inclusive workshops, seminars, and conferences. Our most recent project was a seminar series with the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine which gave graduate students an opportunity to present with their mentors and share their biomaterials research with the Pittsburgh community. 

Event Details:

Biomaterials Day:

We are hosting Biomaterials Day 2018 in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University with support and participation from University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, and Duquesne University on November 9, 2018. The major focus of the collaborative Biomaterials Day will be on having diverse background of students to present a balance of basic preclinical studies, clinical patient studies and commercialization of research ideas. The guest speakers are still being determined.

We have encouraging interest already from departments which have active faculty members working in applicable research areas. There are several labs at Pitt and CMU which participate in the SFB national conference every year. Between the Biomaterials Day event and student events proposed for the next academic year, we will need to raise $5000. We request your support to empower our student chapter and grow it into a valuable resource for students at Pitt. 


Club Activities:

‘Graduate Student Chalk Talks’ every four weeks

‘Current and Future Focuses in Biomaterials’- Panel of Professors twice in an academic year

‘Post-Graduate Career Panel’ – Industry, Academic, and Government Professionals

‘Industry Lab Tour’- Covestro, Bayer, etc.





Where Does Your Donation Go:

The donations for Biomaterials Day will go towards the lodging, transportation, and expenses related to the invited speakers for the program. Additionally, Biomaterials Day requires funding to purchase the venue, food, refreshments, marketing, and materials such as badges and event souvenirs. Lastly, we would also like to fund materials associated with student poster awards for graduate and undergraduate attendees.

Club activities expenses include refreshments and transportation for student members if needed.

Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. We understand that everyone may not be in the position to contribute financially, but sharing our fundraising page link through email or social media can still help us reach our goal!


Thank you for your generosity!

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The Growth Factor

Yay! This donation will help us support one student's gas bucks for attending a 100-mile radius regional biomaterials conference.


Extracellular Matrix

You rock! You have just helped two undergraduate students learn all about biomaterials and its future scope via our workshop and panel discussion at Pitt.


The Scaffold

Yuppie! You helped students become leaders in biomaterial related technologies such as mechanical characterization and biocompatibility testing of biomaterials.


Stem Cells

Woohoo! This donation will bring cheers to undergraduate and graduate students when they listen to top biomaterial scientists about their research journeys. Know that you just supported many future leaders with this donation.


The Cytokine

Students could not be more empowered! This donation helped them gain more clinical proximity on their thesis research. That means more direct impact of our Biomaterials community. Thank you!


The Artificial Organ

Congratulations! This donation will help us organize a workshop or chalk-talk to get students ready for their careers both during our biomaterials day event and then in smaller groups at separate on-campus events.

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