Undergraduate Research Opportunities
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The Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering participates in research programs designed to offer robust and engaging opportunities to undergraduate students with interests in the Maths and Sciences. Through our undergraduate research programs, participating students are invited into our labs where they will gain real-world experience working on cutting edge technologies with our world-class faculty and clinical partners.
OREC's Global Mobility program invites qualified students to participate in summer research and rehabilitation activities in designated outreach clinics located in Cali, Colombia; Manila, Philippines; Mexico City, Mexico; Mumbai, India; and Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at Marquette University and complete prerequisite coursework. Ideal candidates will have an interest in rehabilitation engineering and biomechanics.
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Summer Undergraduate Engineering Research Fellows
The Opus College of Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is dedicated to enhancing the academic undergraduate experience by providing the opportunity to partner Biomedical Engineering students and faculty in an outside-the-classroom research experience. The program has been designed to include seminars on research-relevant issues and practice in research presentations.
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Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this undergraduate research training initiative strives to increase the number of underrepresented groups aiming to pursue a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or research career in a biomedical related field. This two-year program provides students with the opportunity to obtain "hands-on" research training and professional development while receiving tuition support. Sophomores from ALL majors who are committed to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical related field are eligible to apply.
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For undergraduate students interested in participating in research in one of our labs, we recommend you check out and reach out.
Check Out BME's Research Themes, Research Tracks, Faculty and Laboratories. Read up on research currently occurring in our labs, including abstracts from published papers and supporting materials found online. Decide who you think you might want to work with or what you think you might be interested in learning more about!
Reach Out to faculty members currently working on projects that you are interested in. Ask them questions about why and how they do what they do. If you are still interested in learning more about their work, ask them about undergraduate research opportunities in their labs!
To get started, learn more about: BME Research Themes | BME Research Tracks | BME Primary Faculty | BME Centers & Laboratories
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The Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is proud to host undergraduate researchers in our facilities and lends special thanks to the laboratories and faculty working to facilitate these critical educational programs. For labs affiliated with the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering who are interested in hosting undergraduate students through one of the above-mentioned programs, please contact Denise Perea for additional details.
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Found at the cross-section of our six distinct research themes and thirteen featured clinical applications, Research Tracks are provided to help students drive their academic experience, ensuring they are well prepared to pursue their preferred line of interest upon graduation.
The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering features over 20 laboratories dedicated to generating new knowledge and engineering novel applications to the world's modern healthcare challenges.
Central to our core principles of fostering collaborative research practices in the service of humanity, publications accredit the knowledge we have generated while rapidly and effectively disseminating new ideas to the people who need them most.