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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Established in 2009, the newest undergraduate program at the UA College of Engineering department reflects a long-standing tradition of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of medicine, science and engineering.

Our faculty boast a variety of backgrounds and research areas, but all are dedicated to improving human health through the application of engineering and scientific principles.

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program brings the research and teaching expertise of more than 60 faculty in 17 departments into one exciting graduate school experience.

Improving UA, One Water-Filling Station at a Time

As chair of the UA Students for Sustainability committee on water, BME junior Paul Elias spreads the word about water scarcity while seeking new conservation methods to make a difference on campus and elsewhere.

The group's latest initiative, "​Reduce and Reuse: One Water Bottle Refill Station at a Time" (PDF), just received an annual grant from the UA Green Fund. With help from the College of Science, they will install three new refill stations on campus, to directly and measurably decrease the consumption of plastic water bottles.

BME Senior Snags NSF Graduate Fellowship

Senior Tyler Toth has been awarded a 2016 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship, which will fund his graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology for three years. As a doctoral student in MIT's department of biological engineering, he will use synthetic biology techniques to further increase the efficacy of biosensors.

Toth's undergraduate research, performed under professor Jeong-Yeol Yoon, focused on improving pathogen diagnostic devices by integrating novel detection methods. In March, he received the award for Most Creative Research at BME Design Day. Toth credits guidance from Yoon and his labmates in solidifying his decision to pursue graduate school and a career in academia.

Active outside the lab as well, he has served as president of the UA Biomedical Engineering Society.

Toth graduates next month with a BS in biomedical engineering and minors in mechanical engineering and personal financing.

Kudos to BME's da Vinci Scholar!

Kara Williams. Photo courtesy of Kara WilliamsThe UA College of Engineering has named its 10 da Vinci Scholars for 2016 – and among them is BME's Kara Roberts, a Flagstaff native in her junior year.

Congratulations to Kara, and to each of this year's da Vinci Scholars! They will be recognized alongside the College's da Vinci Fellow in a special reception in May.

Profiling BME Student-Athlete Tyler Fowler

"Academics are huge! You're a student-athlete, not an athlete-student," says junior Tyler Fowler in a recent Pac-12 video spot. The third-generation engineer (and Olympic hopeful!) explains what exciting opportunities brought him into BME in particular.

Design Day Is on the Way!

UA Engineering Design Day 2016 app logo

UA Engineering Design Day 2016 is fast approaching.

On Tuesday, May 3, seniors from every single department in the College of Engineering – including BME – will gather on the UA Mall and in the Student Union to present their capstone design projects.

Join us from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to check out more than 100 student projects.

New this year: Download the free UA Engineering Design Day app for iPhone or for Android.

Szivek to Lecture on Cartilage Regeneration

Professor of orthopaedic surgery John A. Szivek, who holds a joint appointment in the department of biomedical engineering, will offer a free lecture on "Building Better Joints" on Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the DuVal Auditorium at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

The lecture is sponsored by the UA Arthritis Center and will discuss specific advances in cartilage regeneration strategies.

Registration is required.

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020