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Bioengineering Research, Career Development, and Outreach

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The WPI Biomedical Engineering Department offers two Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs funded through the National Science Foundation and the KERN Family Foundation to bring bioengineering, research, education, and outreach experiences to 10-14 undergraduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) from traditionally disadvantaged groups: racial and ethnic minorities, women, and students from low socioeconomic status communities.

The WPI REU Site in Bioengineering research offers students an opportunity to join one of many interdisciplinary research teams for a summer research project. Examples of the types of research projects REU participants will pursue include tissue engineering, disease modeling, wound healing, and low-cost medical devices.

In addition to carrying out cutting-edge research, REU participants will attend weekly professional development seminars and workshops. Participants will learn about careers in biomedical engineering, academic research, scientific communication, and societal awareness in engineering design and innovation. Program will conclude with the final poster presentation.

Participants receive a $6,000 stipend, free housing, funds for travel to and from Worcester, and some funds for conferences and travel to and from the BMES Annual Meeting.

Participating Institution(s):
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computational Sciences
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Sensor Science & Engineering

Biodevice Development
Biofilm Engineering
Diagnostic Devices
Injury Biomechanics
Tissue Engineering
Vascular Bioengineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 2/12/2024
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