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Welcome to BME

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.

About BME

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.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The mission of the B.S. program in biomedical engineering (BME) 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.

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 will prepare students to fill this increasingly critical need.

Join us in June! 

Join us June 22, 2018 for a daylong celebration honoring the achievements of Michael L. Shuler, Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering. For more details and to register, visit the event website, shulersymposium.engineering.cornell.edu.

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Recent News

Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Eleven assistant professors from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses have received...

The Meinig School M.Eng. Program

A graduate program tailored to suit individual interests and professional goals.

Immune-engineered device targets chemo-resistant lymphoma

A multi-campus study of lymphoma shows that certain cell mutations in tumors can cause the cancer...

Meet the 2018 NSF Fellows

Seven Meinig School Ph.D. students and one undergraduate senior win national award.

Materials, microbiomes displayed at D.C. STEM event

Scientists represented Cornell at the annual USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington,...

Imaging—To See What No One Has Seen Before

Looking inside Alzheimer’s disease brains, watching stem cells work in the gut, Nozomi Nishimura...

Did you know?

UltrOZ, a wearable therapeutic ultrasound system for horses, provides up to six hours of unsupervised ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation and promote healing. The technology grew out of work done by Cornell alum, George K. Lewis, (BME, M.S. 2008, Ph.D., 2012) who co-founded the company.

Latest Spotlights

The Meinig School M.Eng. Program

A graduate program tailored to suit individual interests and professional goals.

Teacher-scientist partnerships in stem cell biology

Ten New York state middle and high school biology teachers spent eight weeks at Cornell participating full time in a new program that pairs teachers with faculty and graduate students for research, learning and curriculum development experiences