BABSOC is a society from UNSW that bring innovative technology and entrepreneurial skills together. These societies now cater for more then 2000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. This community holds formal and informal engagements aimed at enhancing the student experience. These events are organised by a team of high achieving students in from the Diploma of Innovation Management during their weekly meetings which all UNSW students are welcome to attend.
We aim to promote a sense of community within the schools whilst offering an opportunity to develop and expand a close professional network for students and alumni sharing an interest and passion for research and development, entrepreneurship, innovation and the commercialisation of science, while also bringing the community together through social events.
The Biotechnology and Bioprocessing Engineering student society (BABESOC) was originally founded in 1996 in the then Department of Biotechnology within the Faculty of Life Sciences. In 2001, there was a major restructure where Life Sciences was merged with the Faculty of Applied Science to form the Faculty of Science. Following this merger, a new School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) was established from the previous Department of Biotechnology School of Biochemistry, and School of Microbiology and Immunology. To cater for the larger student cohorts, the society was rebadged as BABSOC to include all undergraduate and postgraduate students currently studying a BABS taught course.
Over the years, BABSOC has been working to promote a positive interactive community involving; BABS students and staff; external scientific researchers; science-based industry, and all stakeholders involved in the commercialisation and translation of scientific discovery.