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Nishimura Lab hosts high school students to promote interest in STEM fields

Hands-on experience excites enthusiam for engineering in students of all ages, so the Nishimura Lab hosted nearly fifty high school students this summer as part of Cornell Engineering’s CATALYST Academy. The CATALYST Academy is a selective one-week s...

Meet the 2014 NSF Fellows

The Department of Biomedical Engineering would like to proudly congratulate the eight students who won the 2014 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship.

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About BME

The primary mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system and the mechanisms of disease through quantitative engineering analysis, and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics to improve human health.

Academic Programs

Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University focuses on interdisciplinary research to achieve a quantitative understanding of human biology at all spatial and temporal scales with the goal of improving human health.

Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering

  • Engineers who understand biology and who can apply their knowledge and skills to improve human health are increasingly in demand. A professional degree in biomedical engineering (BME) will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need
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Society for Biomaterials awards Michael Mitchell the 2015 Student Award for Outstanding PhD research

Michael J. Mitchell, 2014 PhD graduate from the King Lab in BME, has been selected to receive the...

Chelsea Gregg won a reviewer's choice award at the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting

Chelsea Gregg, a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Butcher Lab, won a reviewer's choice award at the...