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BME 1 Fall Quarter 2021: Home


Welcome to BME 1

The week of October 12-16, 2020 coincides with Stem Cell Awareness Week - a big part of the innovation and new science that is being developed.  The first project assignment will showcase the utility of stem cells in treating cancers.  Other projects will highlight different innovations and technologies that biomedical engineers are working on.  This introductory class will demonstrate multiple components of materials, electrical and computer connectivity, power supplies, rehabilitative value, personalized and point-of-care health, design of medical devices and other applications.  It is your foundation course for your future in biomedical engineering.

WiFi Wants To Be Free!

H o t s p o t r : Find a Wi-Fi hotspot in your area with Hotspotr, a Google Maps mashup that relies entirely on user input.  As with other Wi-Fi finders, you can search for hotspots by city, ZIP code or place, then get maps, driving directions, phone numbers, etc. 

Group Meetings

For Project 1, the entire group is expected to attend the Library Session.  Appointments can be made by registering at  For Projects 2-3 representatives of each group are required to meet with the librarian to make sure that your information strategy is complete and logical and that the topic chosen has been fully explored with the tools and resources available.  If the topic is the same for Assignment I up to 3 groups can register for the same appointment.  Additional group members are encouraged to attend.  Representatives are responsible for informing the entire group about the session.  These meetings usually take about 45-60 min and serve as a good orientation to the resources for each of the groups and their topics.  The meetings are highly recommended if you are unfamiliar with the resources and have not done an assignment such as this before.


Appointments are preferred for when as many of the group can attend.  One "captain" should contact Julia Gelfand noting the topic the group is working on and propose several times that work for the majority of the group.  She will respond and confirm the appointment.   All meetings will take place in a conference room or lab in the Multimedia Resource Center (MRC) at the Science Library (opposite door) and can be scheduled for days or evenings (occasionally on weekends if needed) by using the GoogleDoc link in each group assignment using UCI eMail addresses.


Copying/ Printing at the Libraries

Your UCI PhotoID will serve as your copy card for copying and xeroxing at the UCI Libraries.  It requires that money be added to it by inserting it in one of the Regenerator machines found ini the copy service units at each of the UCI Libraries.  Enter a few dollars at a time and add to it when it is depleted.  Costs will be debited at the rate of 8 cents per copy or xerox made; 12 cents per page of printing.

Library is Open for eAccess

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


More Information:

For Project 1, alll members should meet with librarian for a group meeting.  For Projects 2-3, representative members of your groups should meet with a librarian for those assignments - but of course all group members can attend.  You can contact to schedule a research consultation or handle any reference query with information posted above or, in addition,

1.  Use Ask-a-Librarian for Reference Assistance via eMail, Chat or Text by

clicking on the service you prefer and enter query

2.  Remember to consult Library Hours for when the Libraries are open and when a librarian is available. 

Ask a Librarian

For Chat, Text, eMail and to schedule a Research Consultation with a Librarian, use:

Ask A Librarian