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Welcome to the IBE Chapter at Mizzou!

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As a student chapter of IBE, our chapter’s goal is to provide the means for students to interact with fellow biological engineering students and and gain exposure to various opportunities and career paths in our field. To do so, we invite professionals in industry, academia, and government to speak at meetings. Alongside professional events, IBE hosts social events for students and for the Columbia area.



President Name (Organization's Primary Contact)

Mohammed Ferris Dweik

Vice-President Name (Organization's Secondary Contact)

Ali Siddiqui

Treasurer Name (Organization's Fiscal Contact)

Lydia Becvar

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

David Grant

Advisor Job/Work Title

Ex: Professor of Health Sciences, Academic Advisor of Journalism, Chef for Dining Services, etc.

Career and Recruitment Coordinator

Organization Email Address

This is the publicly available e-mail that is intended for people interested in contacting the organization for more information.

Campus Mailing Address

All Recognized Student Organizations are required to have an on-campus physical mailing address. Please provide your information below.

247 Agricultural Engineering Building
Columbia MO, 65201

Membership Criteria / Selection Process

Please describe who is eligible for membership and list any criteria used in the selection process. If open to all, please indicate so. (Keep in mind the non-discrimination clause from the organization's constitution.)

The chapters members may consist of students from any discipline, program or department within the University at any educational level as long as they are within good standing of the National Society as well as University

All members of the student chapter are subject to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Institute of Biological Engineering Student and National Chapter.

An individual must attend 75% or more of the IBE general meetings to be eligible through the chapter for ORG travel funds.

A student may partake in the chapters meetings and social outings; however he or she will not be considered a member or allowed to hold office or vote on chapter business until a member of the national organization

Here's What We Do

This is less formal than your purpose statement. Take this opportunity to discuss any activities the organization may be known for or what members of your organization can expect to gain through becoming a member.

More notably the student chapters helps its members attend national research conferences, most notably the national conferences in order to engage students in the world of national scientific collaboration through presentation and viewing of various research topics.

Locally we are known for helping host the BE Departmental BBQ every fall and spring semester as well as organizing an annual social outing to Shyrocks Corn Maze.

Our meetings consist of professional seminars by past and present students as well as experts in the realms of academia, research, and industry. The topics are usually geared toward helping undergraduate students learn about the various opportunities available to them as a BE student.

As a student chapter, our organization's goal's are to provide the means to which students may interact with fellow biological engineering students, gain knowledge and insight about innovations and opportunities within their area of study by professionals in industry and academia, and to allow student leadership opportunities as well as a chance for fun and enjoyment with social activities at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Meeting Information

Please include the days/dates your organization meets, the location(s), and time(s). This information helps interested students connect with the organization.

Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of each Month. Scheduling that differs from this will be announced via email

Election Month


Affiliation with Outside Organization

Please list any national or regional organizations to which your group has ties. List the organizations' websites if applicable.

Institute of Biological Engineering National Chapter