- a pre-health profession track for students pursuing a medical school or health profession career
- co-op and internship opportunities with adapted curriculum
- a clinical summer observership at a local hospital
- studio teaching and small class sizes limited to 30
- dedicated student design studios with manufacturing capability
- many research opportunities for masters and undergraduates
BME has 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty with plans to grow to 18 in the next five years. It is a research active department in the areas of head injury biomechanics, neuro-rehabilitation, direct brain interfacing, biomedical imaging, neural signal processing, cellular/molecular tissue engineering, and biomaterials forming a comprehensive neural engineering research that spans cellular to systems. BME has a rapidly growing research portfolio, with external funding approaching $5 million in total research expenditures.
BME has the vision of integrating education with research where students at all levels leave with training that will foster their success in academia or industry. In particular, faculty are dedicated to supporting the participation of undergraduates in research outside the classroom supported by faculty grants, a NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates site, IEEE EPICS, VentureWell, Provost Summer Research Scholarships and the Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program.
Bryan Pfister, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair