The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce
the 2013 summer program in Biomedical Engineering research for undergraduates, funded by the National
Science Foundation. Our formal BME REU Program ended with the summer 2012 Program. However,
there is some residual funding to support undergraduate students for summer 2013. The Program scope
is reduced compared with previous years, but will still provide stipend support, although not housing or
travel support. Since housing and travel support is not provided this year for this limited 2013 Program,
preference will be given to local students.
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents to apply. This is an UNDERGRADUATE
program; therefore, participants must be CURRENT undergraduates at the start of the program in May.
• 10-week summer research experience from May 20 to July 26, 2013
• Stipend of $4,900
• Project areas in biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging, and neural engineering
The application deadline for the Summer 2013 program is March 22, 2013. ONLY
COMPLETE applications will be considered.
Recent years have seen dramatic growth in the development and application of biomedical engineering
in medicine and health care. Exciting examples include the development of non-invasive tissue imaging,
such as MRI, neural engineering and prosthetics, new biomaterials and tissue engineering, drug delivery
systems, and implantable sensors, while the impact of new nanotechnologies is only just beginning.
The 10-week summer REU program will provide numerous opportunities for interaction and collaboration
between the undergraduate student researchers and their mentors, graduate students, and with BME
research staff. Much of the students‘ time will be spent on the research, immersed in the projects and
research group activities. Research areas include biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging,
and neural engineering. Students will also participate in presentations about their research, and learn the
skills associated with oral presentations of research.
Case Western Reserve University, one of the top research universities in the United States, is dedicated to
involving undergraduate students in active learning and practical experience and training. Faculty research
mentors have strong a track record of publications with undergraduate researchers, and are dedicated to
offering an intellectually stimulating REU program.