A career in biomedical engineering provides:
The UC Medical Device Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program (MDIEP) hosted their annual medical device competition, the “Do it or mDIEp Day,” on March 14, 2014. MDIEP, a program in biomedical engineering, works with clinicians to solve real clinical problems by developing real medical device solutions. Eleven teams competed by pitching their ideas to mock investors from UC and local industry, with millions of “Bearcash” dollars as the prize.
The biomedical engineering program welcomed a prestigious group of new undergraduates for the Fall 2014 semester, including six National Merit Scholars. Of the six national merit scholars, two earned a perfect score on the SAT--a rare feat. The department is excited to continue its tradition of excellence by welcoming such an accomplished group of incoming freshman.
Brad Theilman, a recent graduate in Biomedical Engineering (advisor: Dr. Jeff Johnson), was one of five UC students to win the 2014 Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence. The PLME is the most prestigious award for undergraduate students at UC, recognizing their excellence in scholarship, leadership, community service, and the ideals of the university. Currently, Thielman is pursuing his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Jing-Huei Lee was awarded promotion.
Matthew Johnson (BME undergraduate student) has been selected to participate in the NSF Academic-Year Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program being run by Prof. Ghia. The REU program is an educational opportunity that supports undergraduate student research in any of the areas funded by the National Science Foundation.