Rising Stars in Engineering in Health Workshop - Day 1



Cornell University
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Ithaca, NY


NOTE: The workshop application period is now closed. Visit the 2023 Rising Starts in Engineering Health website for winners and schedule updates as we get closer to the event. 

This two-day, in-person, interactive workshop will take place on Friday-Saturday, September 22-23, 2023 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and is hosted jointly by Cornell University's Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering, and Columbia University.

Now in its fourth year, the Rising Stars in Engineering in Health Workshop aims to educate, train, and empower the next generation of leaders in academia at the intersection of engineering and the biomedical sciences.

The workshop features rapid-fire research talks, educational presentations, intensive workshops, mock interviews, and panel discussions with Cornell, Columbia and Johns Hopkins faculty.

As Cornell, Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities pursue excellence in engineering as applied to human health, our priority is to do so in an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. With this in mind, we strongly encourage applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.


Applicants must be doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, or research scientists who plan to seek a faculty position in fields at the intersection of engineering and the biomedical sciences in the next one to two years (positions starting in fall 2024 or later).


From the applicant pool, twenty Rising Stars will be selected to participate as presenters and participants in the Workshop. All qualified applicants, whether they are selected as a Rising Star or not, will be invited to participate virtually in select educational portions of the Workshop.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should complete the application questions and submit the following materials as a single combined PDF file:

  • Two-page academic statement, including a summary of your research interests, work to date, and goals for the future
  • One-page diversity statement describing how past experiences have made you a diverse applicant and how you will apply that diverse perspective in your future research and teaching pursuits
  • CV

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible and no later than June 30, 2023.


Successful applicants will be notified by August 1, 2023.

Event Contact Information: Please contact lbw9@cornell.edu with any questions.

Past workshops and awardees

Open to: Postdoctoral fellows, research scientists, and graduate students


Lorie Walker - lbw9@cornell.edu