Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016 here in the Undergraduate Program for Biomedical Engineering; where we strive elevate our students to be the best they can be to make the most change. More on undergraduate research in Biomedical Engineering.
“Undergraduate (UG) research is an important component of today’s engineering education. Research experiences allow students to explore beyond the classroom by applying concepts towards scientific discovery and the development of products and technologies that impact society.” From the Proceedings of the 122nd American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, Paper ID #13871, June 2015.
Can Biomedical Engineering majors perform research at UTSA?
At UTSA, undergraduate Biomedical Engineering majors need to plan on participating in laboratory research. Undergraduate research is a major component of BME. Biomedical engineers design and build innovative devices (artificial limbs and organs, new-generation imaging machines, advanced prosthetics and more) and improve processes for genomic testing, or making and administering drugs. Their education and experience allow them to bridge the engineering and medical fields and find employment at universities, industry, hospitals, research facilities, in academia, and government agencies. At UTSA, BME undergraduates can perform research and can apply as many as 6 SCHs toward the degree requirements. The research involvement provides real-world experiences for students, exceptional contact with a UTSA Faculty mentor, and opens the door for employment following graduation. You should have a careful look at each faculty member’s research on our website to get an idea of the types of research projects that are available. Some broad areas of research in Biomedical Engineering are shown below and most BME’s graduate with some research experience.