What I liked the most was the opportunity to work on our design project as if we were working in industry . . . to experience how it is going to be when we start working, both technically and collaboratively. Moreover, it helped me develop my skills and I feel ready and comfortable to enter the workforce
Welcome to Cornell University: Any person, any study.
We recognize that many factors contribute to your decision as you choose the next step in your educational career. We want to help you make a well-informed choice about enrolling in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell. Here we help you to experience (virtually, of course) some of what Cornell and Ithaca have to offer..
This is your opportunity to find out more about us from the comfort of your own space.
- Chat with our amazing faculty, graduate field faculty, staff and graduate students
- Find out more about various offices and programs that will support and encourage you during your time at Cornell
- Watch videos and collect documents about Cornell for review at your leisure
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Life as a Graduate Student:
(recorded sessions are from our recent open house)
Student panel – Housing (Recorded Session)
Student panel – Outreach and community engagement (Recorded Session)
Student panel – Women in BME (Recorded Session)
Student panel – Life as an underrepresented minority or 1st generation student (Recorded Session)
Graduate Student Spotlights
"[At]Cornell, I could earn two Ivy League Master’s degrees in two years and launch my career as a successful leader in the biotech industry. It was and is the perfect place for me."
"In the clinical preceptorship for biomedical engineers course, students learn essential health lessons and see the dynamics of a clinical environment first-hand."
"My design team and I [are modeling] a live-imaging system that uses cancer-targeting nanoparticles and artificial intelligence to improve the visual fidelity of ultrasound technology. Our project ultimately supports the accurate detection of cancerous tissue in real-time for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes."
Cornell BME student experiences and achievements
Click through this carousel to learn more about recent M.Eng. student experiences and achievements.
The BME M.Eng. Clinical Preceptorship
Spotlight on Bayan Alturkestani and the BME M.Eng. Clinical Preceptorship.
Len Magara, M.Eng. '20 credits interaction with Dr. Alex Lyness at a Meinig School M.Eng. event as the first contact that led to his job at West Pharmaceutical.
Alum has big impact with COVID testing platform
Saloni Verma (M.Eng. 2018) helped to design and develop local company’s same-day COVID test.
Meinig School hosts 4th-annual Industry Engagement Day and Project Showcase
Over fifty industry participants connect with students and reflect on biomedical engineering careers.
Meinig School alum founds startup to develop spinal health wearable
M.Eng. graduate founds Dynein Health to develop smart wearable muscle pain device.
For a student with diabetes, research is power
Kaavian Shariati, M.Eng. ’20, a biomedical engineering major, at work in the lab of Minglin Ma, associate professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Students get a lesson in improvisation from theater group
Steel City Improv's Justin Zell engages Meinig School students in ways to apply principles of improvisation to engineering challenges.
Collaboration Leads to the Development of Programmable Drug Delivery System
Cornell BME M.Eng. students work with West Pharma to develop a proof-of-concept delivery system for a veterinary application.
M.Eng. Projects: eNeura Migraine Device
“The partnership meant direct access to eNeura’s engineers and founders. It also meant a very tangible end goal, a design used in an FDA-approved, marketed medical device—kind of a pipe dream for a 22-year-old BME student.” --Rachel Hyder, M.Eng. 2014
More information and Resources
VIDEO: Cornell University: Glorious to View
Experience the beauty and energy of Cornell’s Ithaca campus in this video. Short version (3 minutes), below. Long version (18 minutes)
VIDEO: Cornell Engineering Breaks the Rules to Engineer a Better World
VIDEO: Cornell Engineering - You Belong Here
Cornell Engineering is a place that welcomes African American women, where they can find a community and pathways to success in Engineering. Featuring BME students Tibra Wheeler and Jordan Harrod, and Senior Lecturer Shivaun Archer.
Saloni Verma (M.Eng. 2018) helped to design and develop local company’s same-day COVID test. Read more about Alum has big impact with COVID testing platform
Over fifty industry participants connect with students and reflect on biomedical engineering careers. Read more about Meinig School hosts 4th-annual Industry Engagement Day and Project Showcase
M.Eng. graduate founds Dynein Health to develop smart wearable muscle pain device. Read more about Meinig School alum founds startup to develop spinal health wearable
VIDEO: 15 Years of BME at Cornell
VIDEO: Collaboration between Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine
Join us in engineering better human and animal health through radical collaboration.
VIDEO: Welcome to Ithaca
Walks, wineries, waterfalls, and more! Learn more about the beautifully diverse city we call home.
I have learned so many new skills ranging from laser cutting to Arduino to lathing. Working with multiple stakeholders and team members in the development of the products has been a truly valuable experience
Jonathan Perrier, M.Eng. Student
Vanessa Cabral Martins, M.Eng. Student
M.Eng. Design Team BrainLander
Cornell BME Admitted M.Eng. students FAQs
Below you will find a list and links to external to BME Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have any additional questions not listed here, contact Graduate Student Services Coordinator Belinda Floyd.
Is it necessary to have a car/personal vehicle to get around campus and Ithaca?Click to Open
It is not necessary, as many apartments are in walking/biking distance, and Cornell/Ithaca offers an excellent bus system to and from campus. In addition, ride-share systems are available. Nonetheless, a car may be recommended for students who live further outside (e.g., in Dryden or Lansing), as bus services may be more limited there. Note that while on-campus parking permits are expensive, most on-campus parking lots are open (free of charge) after 5pm on weekdays, and all-day on weekends.
Frequently Asked Questions - Cornell Graduate SchoolClick to Open
- Cornell Graduate School Admissions and Admitted Student FAQs. Especially relevant are the following in their FAQs list:
- Newly Admitted Students - All Students
- Newly Admitted Students - International Students