Our Biomedical Engineering Department aspires to be the best in the world. Our vision is to be a leading force in the new era of medicine, and our mission is to shape and advance biomedical engineering through innovative research and inspiring education. Central to achieving this vision is the success of our biomedical engineering undergraduate program.
In 2014 the Learning Commons was launched to support our undergraduate program in new and innovative ways.
Our graduates must be ready to play a leading role in creatively solving global and complex healthcare challenges. They must be capable of working on collaborative teams whose members come from multiple disciplines with culturally and philosophically diverse viewpoints.
Our graduates must have outstanding communication and social skills and be capable of explaining complex engineering challenges and advances to policy makers who lack scientific and technological expertise.
In short, our graduates must have the scholarly and entrepreneurial confidence needed to thrive in today’s healthcare industry, which is characterized by an ever-quickening pace of technological change and innovation. The Learning Commons prepared our undergraduates for all of these things.
What will the learning commons be used for?
1. Space to meet, study, collaborate, connect, and relax
2. Opportunities to make personal connections with each other and with faculty
3. Tutoring and support for core BME courses
4. Guidance for navigating the BME curriculum
5. A mechanism to explore and better understand post-undergraduate career options
6. Inspirational events and activities
7. Technological resources to support undergraduates work