After a surgeon stitches up a patient’s abdomen, costly complications — some life-threatening — can occur. To cut down on these postoperative problems, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have invented a disposable suturing tool to guide the placement of stitches and guard against the accidental puncture of internal organs.
U.S.News & World Report released its rankings for graduate engineering programs including a ranking of biomedical engineering and bioengineering. The rankings came out this month and are for those looking to enroll in programs in 2012.
U.S. News analyzed more than 1,200 graduate programs to create year’s rankings, according to the magazine. The U.S. News Grad Compass, Best Engineering Schools 2012
The rankings looked at tuition, total graduate engineering enrollment, research expenditures per faculty member, engineering school research expenditures, average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) and more.
The rankings include:
General BME Internship Sites
- Bioengineering Internships: http://career.berkeley.edu/Biotech/Listings.stm (updated 12/11/09)
- Bioengineering Summer Research and Internship Experiences: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/be/undergrad/SummerInternships.html (updated 1/28/09)
- Biomedical Engineering Co-op/Internships: http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/bme.htm (updated 12/11/09)
- Complete List of Research Experiences for Undergraduates: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm (updated 12/11/09)
- Biomedical Engineering Career Alliance bmecareeralliance.org (email Dr. Cavanagh for discount code for free membership)
- General Research Search Engine: http://www.igert.org/summer.asp
- ASPIRE and QoLT Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh/Human Engineering Research Laboratorieshttp://www.herlpitt.org/Internships/2010%20programs.htm (updated 12/11/09)
- AuburnUniversity – REU in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, and Devices http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/chen/research/micronanoreu/index.html (updated 12/8/08)
- Boston University College of Engineering http://www.bu.edu/eng/reu/ (updated 12/11/09)
Universities offering BME program around the World
- John Hopkins University, Maryland
- University of California, San Diego
- Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
- Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Purdue University, West Lafayette
- Arizona State University, Tempe
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
- University of New South Wales, Sydney,
- University of Auckland, Auckland
- Imperial College, London
Top Notch Medical Equipment Manufacturers
- Philips Medical Systems
- GE Healthcare
- Siemens Medical Systems
- Medtronic, Inc.
- Boston Scientific
- Beckman Coulter, Inc.
- Toshiba Medical Systems
- Hitachi Medical Systems