Bioengineering Student Travel Awards
This campaign supports travel awards for UT Dallas bioengineering students presenting their research at national and international conferences. Last year, more than 30 students gave podium and poster presentations at conferences around the world. These travel awards encourage students – regardless of their financial situation – to present their research and promote UT Dallas by helping defray the costs associated with registration and travel to symposiums and conferences.
With the funds raised in this campaign, bioengineering students whose research abstracts are accepted for presentations or posters at conferences will be able to not only practice their presentation skills, but engage in activities around the world that can lead to network with future colleagues and employers.
About the Department:
Over the past half century, we have seen computer technology advance at a rapid speed. However, the application of this technology within the human body has failed to keep pace. One of the greatest challenges of this new century is the development of highly technical solutions to medical conditions. The Department of Bioengineering at UT Dallas is designed to create the next generation of engineers proficient at working with both advanced electronics and biological tissue. Biomedical engineering integrates engineering problem solving with medicine and biology. Students who choose this exciting and challenging major will go on to engineer and innovate medical solutions that will reduce health care costs, improve human health and increase the quality of life for all humankind. We offer undergraduate degrees in biomedical engineering – degrees infused with physiology, biology, software engineering, hardware engineering and medical device design. This interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to biomedical engineering combines expertise in electrical, mechanical and materials engineering, coupled with the life sciences. The graduate program grants degrees in biomedical engineering as part of collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
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