MECH student wins biomedical engineering prize

jose martinez

Jose Martinez, a fourth-year student in the UBC mechanical engineering program’s biomedical option, has received the UBC Geyer Family Award in Biomedical Engineering.

Made on the recommendation of the UBC Faculty of Applied Sciences, the $2800 award recognizes biomedical engineering undergraduate students “with an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical engineering industry and demonstrated leadership and communication skills.”

Martinez has worked with Arbutus Medical, Evasc, Ammolite Biomodels, the UBC Surgical Technologies Laboratory, and UBC’s Biomedical Engineering Student Team, and is currently enrolled in UBC’s New Venture Design course, where teams of students from APSC and Sauder develop a business plan and demonstrate a prototype for a new product or process of their choosing.


UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. E-commerce Cart A shopping cart. Time A clock. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Social Media The globe is the default icon for a social media platform. TikTok The logo for the TikTok social media platform. Calendar Location Home A house in silhouette. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Telephone An antique telephone. Play A media play button. Search A magnifying glass. Arrow indicating share action A directional arrow. Speech Bubble A speech bubble. Star An outline of a star. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. User A silhouette of a person. Vimeo The logo for the Vimeo video sharing service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. Future of work A logo for the Future of Work category. Inclusive leadership A logo for the Inclusive leadership category. Planetary health A logo for the Planetary health category. Solutions for people A logo for the Solutions for people category. Thriving cities A logo for the Thriving cities category. University for future A logo for the University for future category.