Congratulations to UF BME Ph.D. student, Michaela McCrary, who was elected Bylaws Chair for the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) National Student Chapter.
As the Bylaws Chair, McCrary is responsible for a review of the National Student Chapter Constitution and Bylaws and recommends any revisions/amendments to the student body.
McCrary’s vision is to focus on student involvement and connectivity. McCrary chaired multiple sessions at the SFB conference in 2018 and was heavily involved in the session proposal process. This experience allowed McCrary to network with faculty, meet industry and government representatives and learn firsthand how to run great sessions at conferences. McCrary hopes to encourage and support other students proposing new sessions for the next year.
McCrary’s goal is to cultivate a greater sense of community between student chapters on a national scale. One idea she has is to propose new events at the annual meeting geared toward building a dialogue between student chapters that pair multiple chapters together to serve as sibling chapters which would offer additional support systems to the students.
The SFB is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting advancements in all aspects of biomaterial science, education and professional standards to enhance human health and quality of life.