18


Maximum number of majors per class year.

Program Characteristics

  • All lectures and laboratories are taught by faculty members.
  • Teams of students design and build senior design projects under the mentorship of medical and clinical professionals.
  • Professors utilize a wide range of teaching styles to promote collaborative learning and individual thought.
  • Student-oriented instructional and research partnerships exist with local and regional medical and clinical institutions.

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.

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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.

Get to Know Us


James Baish

Professor

James Baish

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.

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Eric Kennedy

Associate Professor

Eri Kennedy

Our facilities are top-notch and, thanks to the Bucknell-Geisinger Research Initiative, there is grant money available for additional resources when it comes to medicine and biomedical engineering.

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Hands-on Experience


Outside the Classroom

Real World Experience

Student-oriented instructional and research partnerships exist with local and regional medical and clinical institutions.

Research

Undergraduate Research

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.

Theory made real

Senior Design Project

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.

ABET: Biomedical Engineering

Bucknell's biomedical engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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