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Are You Up to the Challenge? $300,000 in Prizes for National Competition to Design a Wearable Alcohol Biosensor

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) Call for Nominations

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now accepting nominations for PAESMEM, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. We seek individuals and organizations that have demonstrated at least five years of excellence in mentoring students, trainees, and/or early career scientists and engineers from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. PAESMEM awardees receive a $10,000 award and participate in recognition events and meetings with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) policy leaders in Washington, D.C.

There are two types of PAESMEM awards:

  • Individual PAESMEM awards recognize exceptional individual mentors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in industry, academia, primary and secondary education, military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations.
  • Organizational PAESMEM awards recognize organizations that demonstrate exceptional mentoring. Organizations must be affiliated with a U.S. corporation, educational institution or agency, military or government agency, non-profit organization, or foundation.

Please consider nominating yourself, your organization, or your exceptional colleagues for this prestigious honor. The award opportunity is open to all sectors with STEM mentoring activities.

Webinars are scheduled from now until June. You may register for a free webinar at Complete nominations are due on June 19, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the PAESMEM team via email at or visit for more information about the program and preparing nomination materials.

Are You Up to the Challenge? $300,000 in Prizes for National Competition to Design a Wearable Alcohol Biosensor

Wearable health trackers are quickly moving into the mainstream. But what if you could monitor your drinking across the week as easily as your steps, calories, and sleep cycle? A personal device that could measure blood alcohol level in real-time would be invaluable to scientists who study alcohol use and to individuals just looking to track their own drinking habits.

Obituary: Robert Plonsey

Robert "Bob" Plonsey died on March 14, 2015 at the age of 90 in Chapel Hill, NC. Bob will be remembered for his numerous and important contributions to the field of biophysics, particularly the understanding of the origin of biopotentials recorded from heart, muscle and nerve tissue.

2015 EMBS Summer Schools

EMBS organizes and hosts Summer Schools on a range of topics. Each summer school typically lasts for one week, bringing together undergraduate students, postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and attendees from industry and academia. Scholarships are often available for students wishing to attend.

CIMIT Announces 2015 Student Technology Prize

The 5th Annual Student Technology Prize in Primary Healthcare is a $400,000 competition for engineering student to help advance their promising clinically-relevant, primary care innovations.

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IEEE 1708™ proposes guidelines for emergent technology that is designed to enable innovative services such as beat-to-beat monitoring of blood pressure


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