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Engineering Programs

Biomedical Engineering

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Martin Jischke Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Eligibility: Science and engineering undergraduates
Funding: Financial support (or course credit available for Purdue undergraduates)
Keywords: Biomedical Engineering, SURF, tissue engineering, biomaterials, imaging, biophotonics, polymers, bionanotechnology, biosensors, neural engineering, orthopaedics, biomechanics, implants, computational biology, systems biology, healthcare systems engineering

Through independent research opportunities, undergraduates gain useful exposure to the field of biomedical engineering.

1.  Interested Purdue students are encouraged to visit the biomedical engineering Web site (, to investigate individual faculty research pages to identify research projects of interest to them, and to contact the faculty members directly about undergraduate research opportunities throughout the year.

2.  Students from universities outside Purdue who are interested in a summer undergraduate research experience with the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are encouraged to investigate this program for possible future graduate studies with us. Email, or call 765-496-2349, to learn how to identify an appropriate research advisor in biomedical engineering for the Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) program. Participants in SURF receive financial support from the College of Engineering and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering for the summer program. Please also visit the SURF Web site for general information and application materials.

Engineering Education

INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering

UPRISE Academy

Seng Liang Wang Hall, Suite 3500
West Lafayette, IN  47907

M. Terri Sanger

Eligibility:  All undergraduate majors may apply
Funding:  Hourly wage (or course credit available for Purdue undergraduates)
Keywords:  Engineering, Engineering Education, INSPIRE, UPRISE Academy, Science, Mathematics, Technology, Pre-College, Education

UPRISE provides undergraduates the opportunity to fill integral roles in INSPIRE and the School of Engineering Education’ s research projects, as well as to be given the necessary training, tools and mentorship to participate in research symposia and publish in journal and conference proceedings, thus rounding out their academic experience. Students also have the opportunity to use research to transform educational experiences for preschool, elementary, middle, high school  or college students.

Interested Purdue students can contact M. Terri Sanger at for information on the application process.

Please also visit the School of Engineering Education website for more information about Engineering Education research.

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