The Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University is building research and educational programs around a vision that a quantitative understanding of the human body can be used as a foundation for the rational design of therapies, molecules, devices, and diagnostic procedures to improve human health.
The primary mission of the Meinig School 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.
New York State has recently approved the new Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Major, and we are working hard to finalize the details of the curriculum. The mission of the B.S. program in Biomedical Engineering is to train students in the practice of design, fabrication, and analysis of biomedical systems, devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Specifically, Cornell's vision of Biomedical Engineering centers around a quantitative approach to understanding biology across length and time scales, with a focus on issues related to human health.
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.
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.
Did you know?
In 2013, Lawrence Bonassar, associate professor of biomedical engineering, created the first artificial ears using 3-D printing and injectable molds. The artificial ear looks and acts like a natural ear and can be used for people born without ears or lost to accidents or illnesses