The Meinig School 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. Integral to the School's research effort are undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, technicians, clinical advisors and visiting faculty. The diversity of opportunities inherent in biomedical engineering and the access to the vast intellectual and facilities resources across Cornell and at its partner site at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City make Cornell an exceptional place to earn a degree. 

A critical component of every student degree program is active participation in the school's research activity and its research goals could not, in fact, be achieved without this participation. Undergraduate students from diverse majors participate in the biomedical engineering minor or take biomedical engineering courses and many of these students also make important contributions to the school's research goals.

Haley Antoine

What drew me into BME was the opportunity to use engineering to advance human health. Whether it be an innovation within diagnosing, treating, regenerating, or preventing, I’m privileged to directly impact lives by being a BME major, and that’s what keeps me motivated in the day-to-day.

— Haley Antoine, B.S. '19