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Student presents to professional peers

January 26, 2011

by Mary Timmons, STAFF REPORTER

A biomedical engineering student presented her research at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society earlier this month in Long Beach, Calif.

Jenee’ Jordan, a junior, was among 440 researchers selected to present from 2757 abstract submissions in a competitive review.

Jordan said she presented her project and saw other projects submitted by orthopaedic surgeons, residents, medical students, undergraduates and industry members.

“Everyone was really shocked to find out I hadn’t even graduated college yet,” Jordan said. “That is the kind of experience and exposure you need to be successful in such a competitive industry out of college.”

While at the conference, attendees were invited to attend pymposiac and workshops, technical exhibits, industry-related events, research interest group meetings, mentoring opportunities and more.

During her stay in Long Beach, Jordan said she attended several lectures and was able to hear others present research they have done.

“I attended a women’s leadership forum to network with prominent women in the industry,” Jordan said.

Along with attending lectures, Jordan was also able to present her project each day and discuss her research.

 “I presented my poster every day while there for about 90 minutes each day,” Jordan said. “I had to be available near my poster to answer questions and discuss my research for anyone that came by. I spent a lot of time trying to meet with and talk to everyone I could in the hopes of obtaining a summer internship.”

Jordan said attending the conference was an eye-opening experience.

“I have a pretty impressive resume and a lot of experience under my belt, but I am young. Competing with the other people there was tough,” Jordan said. “I hope I shocked a few people with my being in attendance at this conference that is mostly for Ph.D., master’s, medical students, residents and surgeons. Hopefully, I made a big impression.”

According to their website, the ORS Annual Meeting sets the standard for the presenting and exchanging of thoughts and ideas of the world’s biologists, clinicians and engineers in the field of musculoskeletal research. 

 

There are more than 200 volunteer abstract reviewers who collect research and offer podium and poster sessions.

The society also has a history of promoting interdisciplinary basic and translational research in orthopaedic medicine.

E-mail comments to mnt005@latech.edu.

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