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With more than 200,000 emergency room visits per year, there is still plenty of room for improvement when it comes to playground safety. Greg Danchik '14 has been studying playground surfacing with Eric Kennedy, Biomedical Engineering professor.
This is your opportunity to save lives. Develop improved materials for implantable artificial organs, design a better drug-infusion device or develop ways to prevent falls in the elderly.
Critical to a biomedical engineer is the extensive amount of technical knowledge required in order to be a highly competent engineer in addition to having a strong knowledge of the physiological and biological sciences. You'll get that background at Bucknell.
All lectures and laboratories are taught by faculty members. Novel biomedical engineering facilities permit the direct integration of lecture and laboratory exercises.
Small class and laboratory section sizes (12-18 students) promote student-faculty interactions.
The biomedical engineering curriculum at Bucknell focuses on educating students to be well-prepared engineers with a strong understanding of the integration of medicine and engineering.
Teams of students design and build senior design projects under the mentorship of medical and clinical professionals. Student-oriented instructional and research partnerships exist with local and regional medical and clinical institutions.
Students have opportunities to conduct research with faculty in a wide range of biomedical engineering areas including injury mechanics, biomimetic materials, cardiac electrophysiology, and microfluidics.
Biomedical engineering students take courses in Bucknell’s biology and chemistry departments, which are nationally recognized for their excellence.
"My greatest professional satisfaction has been being part of the team that launched Bucknell's Biomedical Engineering Department. What began as a few meetings in the 1990s is now an accredited program with several years of alumni, a half-dozen professors and dedicated teaching space."More about Professor Baish
Student-oriented instructional and research partnerships exist with local and regional medical and clinical institutions.
Each year, students conduct research on campus, in industry or at other academic institutions. Students may participate in faculty research in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, cardiovascular fluid dynamics, biomimetic materials, injury biomechanics, cardiac modeling and tumor physiology and treatment.
In their senior year, students participate in year-long capstone projects that provide them with an opportunity to work with an external biomedical expert on real-world design projects. Students are exposed to clinical environments and are challenged to identify current medical needs for which they design and fabricate prototype medical device solutions.
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