BME Pathways summer research experience

Program features

Opportunity to conduct research in a lab

Skill development opportunities 

Social events

Technical seminars from BME faculty

Visits to local biomedical engineering companies

Poster symposium

An all-inclusive program that provides

Round trip flights

Lodging

Dining 

$5,000 stipend

Application materials 

  • One-page Statement of Purpose indicating your interest in research and describing your candidacy as a participant
  • One-page resume
  • The name and email address of the person who will provide a recommendation letter
  • A school-issued, unofficial transcript with your current GPA

Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior.
  • Majoring in a STEM field such as engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, or math.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (international students are not eligible to apply).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Students underrepresented in STEM are encouraged to apply.

Timing

Program dates: Early June to mid-August

Spring

  • Onboarding to set student expectations
  • Student participation in lab meetings
  • Preparation for summer research

Summer 

  • Research over a 10-week period in a lab
  • Education, skill-building and social opportunities
  • Poster symposium

Fall (optional)

  • Reporting of the research performed, including student-directed data analysis and synthesis

Contact

Graduate Program Coordinator
bmengp@umn.edu

DEI Coordinator
bme-deicoord@umn.edu