Undergrad FAQ's


FAQ 1.  Why become a bioengineer?

A bioengineer uses traditional engineering skills and tools to analyze and solve problems in biology and medicine. Bioengineers interact with biologists, biochemists, physicians, physiologists, and therapists to design, develop and manufacture instruments, devices, and software, or to develop new procedures to solve clinical problems.  Bioengineers choose their field to be of service to people, to be a part of the excitement of working with living systems, and to apply advanced technology to the complex problems of biology and medicine.

FAQ 2.  How do I know which degree is right for me (BSBE, MEng, Ph.D.)?

The answer to these questions would best be examined by scheduling a discussion with a Department of Bioengineering advisor.  To schedule a meeting with a department advisor, contact Nancy Hansford, 502-852-7485 or email her.

FAQ 3.  What degree-related Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) are bioengineering students associated with?

Bioengineering students are free to join any RSO they wish but have the option and are encouraged to join the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) offering access to meetings, publications, and volunteer opportunities to influence the direction of the regional chapter and the bioengineering profession.  The mission of BMES is to promote and enhance knowledge and education in biomedical engineering and bioengineering worldwide and its utilization for human health and well-being. The local BMES Chapter's Facebook page is here.

Other engineering-related RSO's with which our students become involved include Society of Women Engineers and Tau Beta Pi.