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REU: Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering

Primary Institution: Case Western Reserve University
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Job Duration: 10 weeks, summer 2008
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Other Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Description: Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering Program for summer 2008 is a National Science Foundation funded REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) Program.
Recent years have seen dramatic growth in the development and application of biomedical engineering in medicine and health care. Exciting examples include the development of non-invasive tissue imaging, such as MRI, neural engineering and prosthetics, new biomaterials and tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, and implantable sensors, while the impact of new nanotechnologies is only just beginning.
The 10-week summer REU program has 3 components: 1) Research Project, 2) Seminar Series, and 3) Social Activities. The three components will provide numerous opportunities for interaction and collaboration between the undergraduate student researchers and their mentors, graduate students, and with BME research staff. Much of the students' time will be spent on the research, immersed in the projects and research group activities. Research areas include biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging, and neural engineering. Students will also participate in a seminar series consisting of a variety of topics, student presentations about their research, and guest speakers discussing career opportunities. REU students will be introduced to many of the social and cultural activities in the Cleveland area
Stipend: $4,900
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/01/2008
Job Website:
Additional Information: The 10-week summer research program begins May 27 through to August 1st. Students requiring a later start date, such as those students on a "term" system which often extend until June, can be accommodated, but University housing is not available for the program after August 1st.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Ms Angelica Bracanovic
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-368-2776
Fax: 216-368-1509
Secondary Contact: Roger Marchant
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-368-3005
Fax: 216-368-4969
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