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Creating a smart targeted system to attack cancer
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Seminar | TBA

Speaker: James Adair
Penn State, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

112 Kern Building
12:05 to 12:55 p.m.

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Seminar | Kinesin-14s: Moving into a New Paradigm

Speaker: Weihong Qiu

112 Kern Building
12:05 to 12:55 p.m.

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Seminar | Identifying Viruses in (Meta-)Genomic Sequence Data: The Human Intestinal Tract, Bacterial Pathogens, and Global Interconnected Networks

Speaker: David Kristensen
University of Iowa

112 Kern Building
12:05 to 12:55 p.m.

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About the Department

Halloween Building, University Park Penn State

The Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering  is one of the fastest growing departments within in the College of Engineering. Our curriculum is built upon the apex of engineering, medicine, healthcare policy and biological discovery. We prepare our students to become future leaders in the areas of medical device design, instrumentation, medical imaging, healthcare management, biomedical research and academia.

We offer both undergraduate degree programs in biomedical engineering, and graduate degree programs in bioengineering (offered as part of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program). Our faculty hold primary appointments in the Eberly College of Science; and the the Colleges of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Academic Major

  • Biomedical Engineering

Academic Minor

  • Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Degrees

  • One year non-thesis M.S. in Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S. in Bioengineering 
  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering
  • M.D./Ph.D. in Medicine and Bioengineering
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Student Organizations

  • Biomedical Engineering Society - Penn State Chapter
  • Graduate Student Forum
  • Biomedical Sciences Club
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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614