Hi Emilie! I am not a biomedical engineer, but I did take some newly offered intro biomedical courses before I graduated in Electrical Engineering as well as participated in a senior project that was to be used in bio-med applications.
Do you have any suggestions for a young scholar like me who wants to become a biomedical engineer?What kind of projects have you been involved in and what was your role in it?
Helped in research & development of a pulsed power generator to be used for high voltage nano-second applications on cells.
My advice with me taking the introductory bio-med engineering courses offered is to make sure your knowledge of biology is sound on the most fundamental levels. You will be exploring the application of engineering theory to biology as well as studying electrical engineering in coordination. I discovered that the topics were geared towards electric potential of cells (your cells conduct electron movement like micro-batteries) and a foundation of electrical engineering benefited me there.
Benedick recommends the following next steps:
- Major in both Biology and Electrical Engineering